It's no secret that yoga can help you relax, reflect and recuperate after a long day at work. That's why millions of Americans use the system as part of their healthy living regimen. Moreover, some yoga poses may also strengthen certain parts of the body, including the legs, torso, core muscles, neck, back and even arms.
That's right. By taking Atlanta yoga classes, you may find yourself with stronger, fitter, more toned arms – all without lifting a single dumbbell!
It all has to do with yoga poses, many of which gently engage the muscles in your shoulders, upper arms, forearms, wrists and fingers. For the most part, these stretches are designed primarily to improve the flexibility of your upper extremities. However, they also tend to naturally increase muscle tone.
Leigh Crews, a yoga teacher in Rome, Georgia, told the Yoga Journal that women don't have to worry about getting excessively bulky or ropy, either. Of the physique that comes from yoga exercises, she said "it's not bulky. Rather, it's sculpted."
With toned and fit arms, it can be easier to perform everyday tasks without straining a ligament or spraining a muscle.