Physical therapists disagree whether yoga constitutes exercise.
People seek effective exercises, but is yoga? Depending on your goals. Yoga improves mood and flexibility. If you want cardio, try something else.
We've researched yoga's advantages and tested some of the finest mats, but we still had questions. Physical therapist and yoga instructor Libby Hinsley weighs in.
Before deciding whether yoga is exercise, we must define it.
Hinsley defines exercise as any physical activity done to improve health or fitness.
Hinsley feels yoga is workout if done properly. We all have varied skill levels, therefore 'exercise' means different things to different people.
Dynamic yoga that flows quickly between positions provides a low-intensity aerobic exercise. Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga vinyasa, and power yoga are examples.