So, what the hell is yoga fusion all about and is it bad for the world of yoga?
Yoga fusion is when you combine yoga with another form of exercise such as strength training, pilates, or cardio.
There really are no rules when it comes to yoga fusion. You can combine whatever form of exercise you enjoy with yoga.
Yoga fusion is a great way to get in a good physical workout all while receiving the benefits from yoga.
I will say that if you’re looking for a yoga practice to receive more spiritual benefits, yoga fusion might not be the ideal fit. That being said, I’m a super yogi who loves using yoga to work on my spiritual side but I still enjoy a good yoga fusion class.
If you’re looking to work on your mind/body connection, yoga fusion is a great place to start.
The benefits of yoga fusion
1. It’s is a great way to add an extra physical challenge to your body while still experiencing the mental benefits of yoga.
2. If you normally do the same type of workout, doing yoga fusion will probably challenge your flexibility and mobility more than your body is used to.
3. It’s a great way to get two things done in one workout. (Think working on cardio and mobility.)
4. It can help keep your workouts interesting and fun.
5. It can help improve your body awareness.
Yoga is beneficial in all forms
I don’t believe that yoga fusion is bad for the world of yoga because the more people who discover yoga, the better. Yoga teaches us to take care of our entire being as well as to live with kindness and compassion which can only help our world.
I think yoga fusion is a great way to help more people discover yoga. Many people try yoga at first for the physical benefits, and then may go on to explore yoga deeper. I know this is how I started. Don’t get me wrong, I think the ancient roots of yoga are extremely important, but I also think it’s ok to start your yoga practice for the physical benefits.
Everyone is at their own place in their journey. Some people might not be ready to really look inward and tap into their spiritual side and that’s ok. Yoga fusion offers an alternative place to start.
When I teach yoga fusion, I combine strength training and yoga together as these are my two areas of expertise.
If you would like to check out some strength training yoga fusion classes, I’ll link a few videos here:
Hope you enjoy!
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