Yoga Asanas have a deeper significance value in the development of the physical, mental and spiritual personality of a person.Pure exercises on the other hand have a physical effect on our muscles and bones only. Physical exercises in the gym are performed quickly, with a lot of heavy breathing and exertion.The acrobatic, gymnastic exercises and weight lifting systems are suitable for healthy people to develop large muscles or flexibility. Very large muscles, in particular, require more nutrition and a greater supply of blood. Consequently, the heart and respiratory system have to work much harder. In this way, there is exhaustion of vital energy.
After doing these exercises a young person may feel fit and healthy, but as he grows older, his bodily functions slow down; Problems of stiffness and rheumatism start to occur due to overuse of the cartilage in the bone joints. The overdeveloped muscles become flabby and lose their firmness and the muscle tissue turns into fat. Even a young person, if he discontinues his body building practices for a month or more, will rapidly accumulate fat in place of his bulging muscles.
Gymnastic exercises, weight lifting and other body exercises are not suitable for everyone. A sick or weak person, small children or old people certainly cannot do them. Furthermore, they do not provide the relaxation and rejuvenation which people need.
What is the Difference between Gym Exercises and Yoga Asanas?
|Effective Organs||Yoga is effective on all the parts of the body,from head to toe.There is an asana for every part of our body||Gym is effective only to the specific parts of the body.Exercises affect the physical parts of our body.|
|Loss of Energy||Loss of energy is less since yoga asana offer rejuvenation as well.||Extensive Sweating with extensive loss of energy as well as calories.|
|Freshness and flexibility||Yoga makes you feel fresh and energetic.||Drains you of all your energy giving you a tired feeling.|
|Eligibility||Yoga can be practiced by anyone irrespective of their age or sex.||One can practice at the Gym only after a certain age.Children are advised not to do gym since it affects their growth.|
|Effect on Internal Organs||Yoga energizes all internal systems of body.||Gym has no affect on the internal organs.It gives you outer physical body an appealing look.|
|Stress and Psycho Diseases||Yoga is majorly done to reduce stress.Since it affects your internal organs as well,it keeps you healthy throughout improving your immunity and keeping you away from all diseases.||Gym does not have psychological affect on you thus it does not ensure that you stay away from diseases.|