Confused what to choose — yoga or gym? Each has its own benefits and we cannot really say one is better than the other. Fitness and lifestyle professional, Nawaz Modi Singhania, says, "Different schools of yoga yield different fitness and health benefits. On the fitness front, by and large, with yoga one can expect increased flexibility, toning, strengthening to a certain degree, meditation and breathing exercises."
Yoga trainer, Yogesh Chavhan says, "A gym session can make you feel tired and hungry while yoga revitalises you and helps in digestion." Nawaz states that while yoga has its distinct pluses, barring the odd exceptions (e.g. power yoga), yoga does not provide the cardiovascular benefits, which are so vitally important to all human beings. She adds, "Fat loss and weight loss is not achieved through yoga, this is derived through cardio activities. Cardio activities could include aerobics, walking, jogging, cycling, rope skipping, dancing and swimming."