Guest Post By Pamela Johnson

Note- The authors views are her own and are not necessarily held by me.

Yoga and strength training are helpful for physical strength. But you need to know the  difference between Yoga Training and strength training. And here are two things you need to know. 

1.  Unlike the gym, Yoga is not only about physical strength. Yoga Training is a great way to help mental health issues. It is a way to connect the soul with nature.

2.  The  gym improves strength and fat burn but it does stress your muscles and body. Due to this stress, there is muscle damage. But with Yoga, the percentage of muscle damage is low.

Let’s discuss the complementary relationship between the two.

What are The Benefits of Yoga and Strength Training?

How Yoga Helps Your Body

Due to various activities, men and women may suffer from mental stress. Mental stress can cause anxiety, depression, and most importantly emotional breakdown. For those who are suffering,  yoga is the perfect escape. Connect your soul with nature, mother nature will heal your inside with peace.

What’s the definition of strength? Muscle power? If you go with this definition, then yoga is a good choice. Yoga helps with burring fat and helps to increases healing blood flow to muscles.

Yoga improves your overall balance. Flexibility can be earned through the gym and freehand exercises. However, improving body balance is yoga’s unique gift. 

There are certain muscle blockages in our bodies. But don’t worry, that’s normal for everybody. Our human body is structured in a manner that there are several blockages from the very beginning of our birth. Those blockages need to be removed to lead a more flexible life.

Both are helpful in increasing bone strength. As long as the muscles are strong, blood flow is normal, bones will be stronger too. Yoga helps drain lymph nodes also which is highly beneficial for improving immune system function. 

How Strength Training Helps

 Strength training increases the muscle’s power. and helps to burn fat and build muscle.

Your work capacity will increase and you’ll do more work more easily. Strength training is undoubtedly a quality gift for the body when performed properly.

 Strength training raises and maintains your Basal Metabolic Rate. Every human being has a limited BMR and it needs to be maintained throughout their life. The ups and downs with BMR can cause problems in old age. Strength training helps keep your metabolism rate normal.

There are other benefits from strength training like gaining flexibility, increased pain tolerance, maintaining body circulation and increasing brain capacity. 

What’s The Relationship Between Yoga and Strength Training?

The relationship is complimentary one. Without one, the other one is incomplete. Those who are serious about their figures must maintain the delicacy of the relationship between the two.

Here are some examples of how yoga training and strength training will benefit you.

1.  There are strength training exercises where holding your breath is important. However, not everybody has the same lung capacity. Yoga can help increase your lung capacity. 

2.  Yoga helps with recovery from strength training by improving your mobility and flexibility and by driving healing blood flow to sore muscles. Plus it’s a great option to improve your flexibility.

3.  As yoga is a better way to get connected with nature, it will increase positivity and positive energy within you. That’s a great start to push yourself in strength training.

4.  Muscle mass can be increased through strength training however to endure it, you need to keep yoga as a partner.


Both yoga and strength training are essential for leading a healthy life. But going with only one may cause problems or slow results.  Therefore, it is a great reason to do both. Do yoga first, let the body gain energy, and jump into strength training. I hope you’ll have a healthy life through these activities.

Author Bio- Pamela Johnson

My aim is writing clear concise and compiling content that provide diversifying knowledge to people. I am a content writer focus entirely on my content that search engine can easily find and may reach to larger audience.

My main area of focus is about health related topics and issues. I have written various articles about mental health effect on diseases on health. Apart from writing I enjoy painting listening to music and playing games

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