Are Yoga Meditation Techniques Better Than Going To The Gym?

Many yoga meditation techniques can improve our health and well being. Are they really better than going to the gym? I always thought they were two different things. Heidi Kristoffer gives us her take on the subject with 8 reasons she recently gave Shape magazine.

Are Yoga Meditation Techniques Better Than Going To The Gym?

By nature, I am not a comparer. Everything has its plusses and minuses in my book (except, of course, yoga which is all plusses!)

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Practicing yoga meditation techniques might be better for you than going to the gym. Photo by George Doyle c/o Photos.Com.

So, while I am not anti-gym, I do think that yoga kicks the gym’s derrière on every level, and you can kick your own (butt, that is) in yoga, literally, if you feel like it!

People are always curious as to “what else I do” to “work out” other than yoga. The answer? Nothing! Yoga is everything my body needs to function at it’s absolute best. Here’s why:

It’s efficient!

Why would I waste so much time at the gym working each part of my body separately when I can connect all of the dots and do it all at once with yoga? No amount of lifting weights is going to make my arms as strong as holding up my own body weight in yoga. Also, practically everything you do in yoga is engaging your core, from core-centric poses to moving from pose to pose, using your core to stabilize your body. And in different inversions and arm balances, yoga allows you to raise your heartbeat, strengthen your muscles, and lengthen them out all at once. How’s that for efficiency?

Learn about the other 7 reasons. Go to and read them here:

Whether or not you agree with the author’s opinion on the superiority of yoga meditation techniques over the gym or not, you have to admit they are compelling. Going to the gym does involve a certain level of social interaction, whereas you can be all by yourself doing yoga if you want to. I think that the jury is still out on this one, don’t you?

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