Aerobics vs Yoga

Me! Writing a blog post on exercise is really an exercise for my mind! Well, I never exercised in past years apart from school days where P.T. was compulsory. I was so petite that I was under the impression; exercise is for those who want to loose weight. How wrong!

Our own lifestyles teach us lessons and me, the olive (remember Popeye the Sailor cartoon) kind of looking started gaining weight due to sitting in front of computer all the time. Long hours in cab – office & computer- food- Long hours in cab- food- computer- sleep. Where is walk when you talk? And see, I gained weight! In past 2-3 years I am no more same as I was in college. Now the same people, who used to tell me to eat, started asking me to loose weight!

So I joined Yoga class few months back. Yoga is a trend globally from some time. In foreign people pay huge amount to learn yoga and in our country Baba Ramdev is spreading the ‘yog rog’.

Yoga has different asanas, meditation and slow movements. You feel the pain in initial days and gradually you become flexible and learn to hold for longer period. As yoga is relaxing and slow, you feel relaxed and calmer after it. Yoga interests every age group- from young soul to souls going to heaven soon.
BUT
Aerobics! It’s fast (of course fun too) there is music and variations are many and you can do floor aerobics or step aerobics- many types. But yoga also many types like bikram yoga or circus yoga. But there is lots of cardio work, fat burning and muscle definition where as in yoga you are under control of body & mind and soul. And mostly young and middle age group people do aerobics.

So after doing yoga for 3+ months I switched to aerobics as I was looking for a morning class in my premises and I find the class very professional, strict trainer and fun filled. BUT legs are hurting like hell and the day you work with dumbbells, your every part is going to ache! After that I can only say, yoga is easy and aerobics is crazy. Yoga is relaxing, aerobics is taxing!
Let’s see, will I continue my fitness gaga or sleep & laziness will take over the saga!

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4 thoughts on “Aerobics vs Yoga

  1. i think u shld do yogabics! … its pretty simple and fun… and i will give u discount on the entire program! 🙂

  2. Just now I was watching women from the 80s doing aerobics on TV. They look so healthy! They were doing stretches similar to those in yoga, but were keeping their heart rates high. My theory is that yoga has become more popular because it’s easier for an older population. Next Tai Chi will be all the rage.

  3. Hi,
    I am a big fan of aerobics and have been going to aerobics classes since about 20 years. I had some realy good instructors in the past and I realy miss them since I had to move to live to a few different places. Since then I am trying to do what I had learned from all my aerobic classes in our appartment building gym. When I couldn’t find aerobic classes I just had to run in the park, and while looking for aerobic classes in the gyms, I noticed that there is some new fasion or a new wave, If I could call it that way, that there are mostly yoga classes and almost no aerobic classes offered. How borring.To me yoga is slow, slow and I need to move, walking is not enough. Why is that new trend – YOGA? David, you are right, may be next hit would be Tai Chi.
    May be I am living in the past.
    Mariyana

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