Which is better Yoga or Gym?
Let’s change the focus of question to one of Well Being & Life Purpose and the answer becomes very important.
This question becomes: Which is better today to connect with the Body or build Self Confidence. Does it feel better to take care of yourself or to build yourself up. Continue reading to find out.
Yoga & the Gym Key Terms - Which is Better?
For Beginners to Yoga or Gym Training it is better to be more specific about this question. Let’s clarify and simplify a few terms.
The Being: the Self is made of three parts, the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit. The whole that is well is in Well Being.
The Mind: the consciousness and subconsciousness that is one's awareness.
The Body: the physical body, the parts known as the physical body.
The Spirit: the essence of the Being also referred to as the Soul that exists with a Purpose and greater knowledge.
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Yoga vs Gym
Yoga & the Gym for Body Conditioning - Which is Better?
Yoga and The Gym can be compared mechanically.
Yoga and Gym exercise appears to be both physical training for the Body. Yoga is generally viewed as stretching and the Gym training builds the muscles. However what is going on under the surface is much more than what appears…
For anyone that has experienced Yoga the end result is typically feeling very peaceful, very relaxed, and feeling very good about things in general. And this is universal even if there is no greater awareness of what is happening within the Body-Mind-Spirit for the person.
Going to the Gym is rather straight forward. Logically and physically it is useful for physical conditioning. However the distinction comes in that Gym training was not conceived to connect the physical Body with the Mind and Spirit. So this is the clear distinction.
Basic ‘no pain no gain’ philosophy embedded in Gym culture encourages people to disconnect from the Body. This causes the Inner Signals to be misinterpreted, dismissed, and ignored separating the Body-Mind connection. For most this feels bad.
It is possible with Gym training to connect with the Body by learning to read and react to Inner Signals of the Body. Gym “disconnection” mentality is something to be aware of in order to decide for yourself.
As you can see when Yoga and the Gym are viewed in the larger picture of your Well Being and supporting your Life Purpose then the frame shifts and is all about the best for YOU.
Yoga & the Gym for Well-Being - Which is Better?
Yoga and Meditation are mentioned together because there is a connection between how the Body connects with the Spirit and how the Mind connects with the Spirit. These two are about taking care of you and this is called Self Care.
The Yoga space and the Meditation space are two ways this can occur. Crystals & Gemstones are used often with both practices to amplify the signals between the Mind-Body-Spirit. There is more information about this option listed down below.
The Gym is a place where with a conscious awareness the Body and the Mind awareness and listening to the Inner Signals leads to major improvements. This works extremely well for increasing performance and Self Confidence. Instead of pushing harder for the sake of pushing-it just wait until the Body says, let’s go! And you don’t have to worry because your body is designed for this - to develop power. This is how the Body births new Self Confidence.
Waiting for and following these Inner message leads to incredible feeling both during the workout and after. Learn to listen to and follow the road map they put in front of you for building High Self Confidence.
Your answer to the Yoga vs Gym question comes down to what you need today, is it more beneficial to you to connect your Body and Spirit together to feel Self Love, Grounded, and Connected. Or do you want to build new Self Confidence by sculpting and creating your body!
Self Care or Self Confidence