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Bodybuilders Turn to Yoga

COMPARING BENEFITS

Yoga

Bodybuilding

Stretches and lengthens muscles while relieving tension Shortens and builds muscles while building tension
Moves prana (life force energy) throughout the body, boosting energy levels and mental sharpness after a session Expends energy, sometimes ending in muscle fatigue and mental exhaustion
Improves oxygenation of the circulatory system, providing energy and invigoration Improves muscle oxygenation, which helps growth and repair functions
Tones muscles gradually Builds muscle strength rapidly and enhances the toning aspect of yoga
Involves the body, mind and spirit Primarily involves the physical body
Accessible to every age group Not accessible for the very young and very old
Promotes body confidence through self-acceptance Promotes body confidence through a fixed physical aesthetic
Prevents injuries through body awareness and helps heal injuries through yoga therapeutics Can cause injury absent preventive awareness
Sources: Nicolina Sandstedt; Peter Nielsen; Joseph Grassadonia
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