I love any opportunity to practise yoga outdoors as these photos show.
Yogging - yoga and jogging - combines the whole body exercise of yoga which increases flexibility, strength and balance with the cardiovascular benefits of jogging. The short jogging bursts create enough heat to keep the body's muscles warm enough to enjoy yoga outdoors with all of the wonderful benefits of bathing in nature.
One group of 225 patients participated in aerobic exercise, another group of 240 patients participated in yoga, and a third group of 285 participated in both yoga and aerobic exercise.
The findings showed that aerobic exercise only and yoga only groups showed similar reductions in blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, weight and waist circumference.
However, the combined yoga and aerobic exercise group showed a two times greater reduction compared to the other groups. They also showed significant improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction, diastolic function and exercise capacity.