You will never say that yoga is a quiet practice after trying this type You will never say that yoga is a quiet practice after trying this type

You will never say that yoga is a quiet practice after trying this type

Find out here the benefits of this popular style of exercise that combines yoga with cardiovascular exercises.

Rooted in Indian philosophy, yoga focus on poses, breathing techniques, and meditation practices to enhance consciousness and relieve anxiety.

Cardio yoga involves some yoga-inspired exercises but at a quicker pace and continuous flow so it can challenge your cardiovascular system.


Here are a few moderate-intensity cardio yoga workouts to try that work all your major muscle groups, including your arms, chest, back, and legs.

1. Samasthiti

Stand up straight with your feet together and weight evenly distributed. Your shoulders should be rolled back and your hands hanging by your side with your chin parallel to the ground.

2. Urdhva hastasana

Inhale and bend your knees slightly, raise your arms over your head. Bring your palms together and look at your thumbs.

3. Uttanasana

Exhale and straighten your legs. Bend forward from the hips and bring your hands down. Relax your neck.

4. Urdvah uttanasana

Inhale and lengthen your spine, look forward and opening your shoulders.

5. Chaturanga dandasana

Exhale and jump or step your feet back. Bend your elbows and keep them tucked into your sides. Lower your body. You may either keep your knees off the floor or modify the exercise by bringing your knees to the ground.

6. Urdhva mukha svanasana

Inhale and point your toes away from your body. Lift your chest while your knees stay off the ground. Open your shoulders and look up to the sky.

7. Adho mukha svanasana

Exhale and tuck your toes under, lifting your hips and bringing your shoulders down. Look at your navel. Maintain for five breaths.

8. Urdhva uttanasana

Inhale and jump or step your feet together between your hands, lengthen the spine and look to the front while opening your shoulders (same as step 4).

9. Uttanasana

Exhale and lower the crown of your head toward the ground and relax your neck (same as step 3).

10. Urdhva hastasana

Inhale and bend your knees, raising your arms over your head and bringing your palms together while looking at your thumbs.

11. Samasthiti

Exhale and straighten your legs, bringing your arms to your sides (same as step 1).

Cardio yoga outperforms walking at a moderate pace or exercising on an elliptical at a moderate effort — but not jogging, hiking, or running — in regards to calories burned. It’s not an equivalent to actual cardio, bear that in mind.

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