The upshot is that you can increase muscle tone and definition â€” and even muscle size â€” with yoga. But because you're limited to â€œliftingâ€ your own body weight, it may take a lot more skill, time, and determination than it would with lifting weights.
However, as with many exercises, you may eventually find that your muscles need a different type of stimulation. Incorporating weight training with a weekly yoga practice guarantees that your lean muscle mass will continue to develop.
Yoga burns fat and builds muscle for a total body workout.. Only when mind, body and soul come together can you truly tap into your body's fitness potential.