Interval training in yoga

For the last 1.5-2 years I have been practicing yoga according to the Tabata method … I am building the practice as a workout workout. It’s good? Badly? Right? Not properly? Everyone answers these questions for himself, listening to his body. But definitely, in a quick workout consisting of yoga asanas and friendly exercises (taken from fitness), but squeezing “all the juices” in just 15 minutes – there is something! Instead of the usual 60-90 minutes, the same sensational load on the body is achieved 4-6 times faster. Yes, it is not “approved” by Patanjali – it was not like that in their time. Yes, these practices do not lead to Samadhi – and who needs it today, if “for garlic”? But the health benefits are significant.

And what, generally speaking, distinguishes yoga from fitness? And why do you need to “do yoga like fitness” at all, but isn’t yoga the same fitness? Not really.

The main differences between yoga and fitness (functional training):

Most yoga exercises slow down rather than speed up the metabolism.
Most classical yoga exercises do not require advanced muscle coordination skills, they are simple.
Most yoga exercises require entering a special state of mind that is not compatible with competitive sports – an altered state of consciousness, which in yoga is called “Chitta Vritti Nirodha”, or “stopping thought formation.” This is the key moment of practice in Satyananda Yoga, on the basis of which this course is based (and also, by the way, the author’s style of yoga “Yoga by Viktor Boyko”).
The practice of classical hatha yoga does not require knowledge of anatomy and medicine, because. the movements performed and the static positions of the body are simple and safe from injury. This is not the case for some styles of yoga where acrobatic movements and body positions are practiced, such as Yoga23 or Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Finally, the goal of Yoga is not to maintain health or expand the range of motion of the body, or to strengthen the muscles. This is, first of all, the harmonization of the “spirit” of a person, spiritual perfection – and physical culture is an accompanying, but not the main factor in the Yoga system. Therefore, it is wrong to say that yoga denies physical education – no, yoga simply begins where physical education already ends.

The benefits of regular, correct practice of hatha yoga have been proven by science;
There is no “just yoga in general”, or “yoga for everything”, and you need to select yoga exercises for specific purposes;
Yoga strengthens health, like phys-ra, but goes further.
In light of this, yoga exercises are of particular value, which give a quick load in the cardio zone. And at the same time safe and accessible even for beginners.

Examples of yoga “as fitness” practices:

Dolphin exercise (strengthens arms, gives vigor)
Exercise “Frog” (relieves tension from the back)
Navasana Exercise (Boat Pose)