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How Often Should I Practice Yoga? posted 19 August 2014

How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Yoga students often ask how often we should practice asana (poses).  The answer is… it depends.  Different frequencies of practice achieve different ends. 

Stress Reduction and Weight Control

Even one practice per week will provide some benefits.  A recent large scale study (over 15,000 participants) found that people who practice yoga at least once per week, for at least 30 minutes, gained less weight between the ages of 40 and 50 than those who did not practice yoga.  In fact, those participants who were overweight at the age of 40, and practiced yoga, actually lost weight (on average) during the decade before they turned 50.

Practicing ½ hour once per week would not make enough of a caloric difference to affect weight gain or loss, so the most likely explanation for the result is that the stress-reduction benefits of a regular practice helped yoga students to keep their weight in line.

Strength and Toning

Power vinyasa is a form of yoga which increases muscle mass and gives us leaner, more sculpted bodies.  Achieving those results requires a more regular practice of 3-4 times per week.  Just as with other physical activities such as running, swimming and cycling, several sessions a week are necessary in order to progress and get fitter.  We don’t expect to run faster or for longer if we only go running once a week – we just stay at the same level.  It’s the same with yoga practice.  To get stronger and longer we need to be rolling out our mats 3-4 times per week.

An example is a woman who has practiced other styles of yoga for several years now, but stepped up to power vinyasa a few months ago.  She’s been a regular at Apollo, coming to classes several times per week.  She told us recently that she is noticeably stronger now than when she started PV.  She delightedly reported that she is now able to haul her lawnmower up to the top of her very steep lawn without having to hang onto the fence as she used to! This is a wonderful example of how the functional strength that we gain through power vinyasa helps us in our daily lives outside of the practice room.

Pain Relief

One of the greatest benefits of a regular power vinyasa practice is its ability to relieve chronic back pain.  This is because the PV practice developed by Baron Baptiste has such a strong emphasis on developing core strength.  Firing up our core muscles to do the work they were intended to do relieves our back muscles, and therefore relieves the chronic pain that so many people experience.

To relieve pain that occurs on a daily basis, it is generally necessary to practice power vinyasa on a daily basis also.  This doesn’t have to be a full 90 minute workout every day, though.  Even a 20-30 minute session of sun salutations, core work and a few backbends is enough to keep the backache at bay.

A stark example of the power of a daily PV practice to relieve back pain is Margo.  Those of you who have stood behind Margo in the practice room have probably noticed that she has a very crooked spine – a double sideways scoliosis.  Her spinal x-ray has caused doctors to comment that they are surprised she’s not in a wheelchair.  The pain caused by this condition was getting progressively worse.  She also began to lose the use of her right leg, as her lower vertebrae pressed on her sciatic nerve.

Margo had been practicing yoga for many years, but without committing to a daily power vinyasa practice, and was still living with significant daily back pain.  However, by following Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution, she was able to develop a daily asana and meditation practice.  It meant sacrificing her morning swim, but it was worth it when she realised that she was not suffering back pain any more.

The 40 Days programme provides participants with a series of six PV asana practices, ranging in length from 20 to 90 minutes.  That means it’s possible to squeeze in a practice every day, and by committing to the daily practice for 40 days, the new and beneficial habit is formed. 

“I do notice a real difference in how my back feels if I skip a day or two – it starts to tighten up and the next thing I know, I’m hobbling around like an old lady, clutching my back and groaning.  It’s a pretty easy choice – roll out my mat once a day and stay mobile and pain-free, or skip practice and suffer the consequences. “

“Although I had been practicing yoga 3-4 times per week for many years, and had even completed several 30 day challenges at Bikram, my back pain was always with me.  The 40 Day programme was different because the power vinyasa style of yoga, practiced daily, gave me so much more core strength.  I think it was also significant that I was able to develop a daily meditation practice through the 40 Days.  Although there is obviously a physical element to my back pain, I now wonder whether some of the pain was caused by tension and stress which was released through my daily meditation.”

“I know that I could not achieve these amazing pain relief results in any other way.  My spine has been too crooked for too long to be corrected by surgery, and anyway, I don’t really want to have metal rods inserted in my back.  Taking anti-inflammatories and other drugs for pain relief did nothing for me, and had negative side effects.  A daily power vinyasa and meditation practice is a small price to pay for the huge benefits I receive.”

So, how often to practice?  It depends on what you want to achieve with your practice.  A regular power vinyasa practice of even once per week will help with stress relief and weight control.  Stepping up to 3-4 times per week will strengthen and sculpt your body.  And if you’re seeking to alleviate chronic back pain, a daily practice is the best bet.  It’s your choice.

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