If yoga-based cross-training can help athletes achieve physical balance, then does the same hold true for a yoga practitioner? Can supplementing the time we spend on the mat with strength and cardiovascular training help us optimize health?
Remember to bring that water bottle with you and drink a cup of water every 15 minutes or so while you are exercising. Don't wait till you're thirsty. If you're thirsty, you're already getting dehydrated.
Like all mind-altering substances, endorphins must be used responsibly. Sure, the endorphin-high is the safest way of getting high, but there are also hidden dangers -- the greatest of which being overtraining.
When you are injured you may think it's best to not work-out at all. In many cases that's not the case and to do nothing can slow down the recovery process, cause depression, irritability and weight gain.