Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Practice may appear to be a boring and repetitive routine; however, the same practice is never the same each time I step on my mat. This is one of many reasons I love Ashtanga.
Is Just Doing Yoga Enough?
Maybe? Maybe not!
It all depends on what your bodies need and what your goals are. Personally, I don't believe in "one size fits all." Doing just one type of exercise is not enough. Think about it this way. A healthy and well balanced nutritious diet includes six main food groups. We don't eat just one or two food groups, neither should we be doing one kind of workout. Runners and hikers have strong legs, but they tend to have tight hips and quads. Dancers and yogis are known for their flexibilities or excess range of motion, but they don't lift weight to strengthen muscles. Yoga is my main exercise (asana portion of it), and I find cardio workouts and strength trainings compliment it well. Diversifying the workout gives me a more balanced fitness regimen.
Top: Niyama Sol X-Back Bra, Black, S (true to size).
Bottom: Niyama Sol Mocha Diamondback Barefoot Legging, S (runs small).