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Yoga benefits vs Exercise benefits
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Yoga Benefits vs. Exercise Benefits
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Yoga Benefits
  • Parasympathetic nervous system dominates

  • Sub cortical regions of brain dominate
  • Slow dynamic and static movements

  • Normalization of muscle tone

  • Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments

  • Low caloric consumption

  • Effort is minimized, relaxed

  • Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)

  • Balanced activity of opposing muscle groups

  • Noncompetitive, process-oriented

  • Awareness is internal (focus is on breath and the infinite)

  • Limitless possibilities for growth in self-awareness
Exercise Benefits
  • Sympathetic Nervous System dominates

  • Cortical regions of brain dominate

  • Rapid forceful movements

  • Increased muscle tension

  • Higher risk of injury

  • Moderate to high caloric consumption

  • Effort is maximized

  • Fatiguing (breathing is taxed)

  • Imbalance activity of opposing groups

  • Competitive, goal-oriented

  • Awareness is external (focus is on reaching the toes, reaching the finish line, etc.)

  • Boredom factor


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