Finding Balance: The Importance of Cross Training for Yogis

By Beth Spindler, Yoga International

I recently read an article that derided yoga for being an inefficient cardio workout. I couldn’t help responding to the author by asking: “Has it ever occurred to you that yoga is ultimately not about feats of fitness, and that no sage ever promised it was a great cardio workout? Hatha yoga is meant to prepare the mind for stillness and to open the channels of energy that aid focus in meditation.”