Chapter 1

Introducing Yoga with Weights

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at the potential health benefits of Yoga with Weights

arrow Deciding whether you’re ready to start doing Yoga with Weights workouts

arrow Investing in the appropriate tools, equipment, and gear

arrow Aligning your body properly for the exercises

arrow Reviewing safety issues and pain management

Yoga with Weights is a hybrid of two powerful, time-tested exercise systems: yoga and bodybuilding. Working out with weights is one of the best ways to achieve overall physical fitness, and yoga is renowned as a system of personal development by which you can cultivate peak performance and achieve a higher quality of life. By combining these exercise systems, Yoga with Weights addresses the needs of your body, but it also goes beyond the physical dimension of your well-being.

Yoga with Weights calls for 1-, 3-, or 5-pound weights on your wrists and/or ankles. The weights stabilize your body and help you achieve a higher level of physical benefit and ...

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