Yoga as Strength Training
Yoga as Cardio
Even so, yoga is also cardiovascular exercise. Vinyasa flow yoga especially incorporates cardiovascular benefits of yoga. Vinyasa yoga incorporates the continuous flow of positions and transitioning with breathing practices and varies intensity based on the individual. If the individual wishes to increase the intensity of the workout, they might consider moving faster or holding difficult poses for longer periods of time.
Yoga is effective as both a strength building and cardiovascular exercise. To intensify these benefits throughout the work out, various props, exercises and pose holding techniques can be used. It is important to pay close attention to the recommendations of the instructor for the safety of the practice.