Yoga is most often associated with benefits such as flexibility, stability and strength, all of which are very important. However, it’s not as often associated with endurance, which is yet another wonderful advantage to be gained from yoga classes. Hours spent using our bodies to swim, bike, and run can often lead to injury and burnout. These exercises require a great amount of strength endurance in order for your muscles to repeatedly produce and sustain maximal power output over the course of the activity. ENDURANCE yoga classes provide opportunities for your body to repeat exercises requiring strength without the added stress on our bodies from too many miles of swimming, biking and running. These “power” or “vinyasa” style classes provide opportunities for the body to hold poses calmly, while maintaining a steady support of powerful breathing in order to build physical endurance. During these power classes, students teach their body to maintain mental and postural composure as you hold poses, while controlling your breathing, maintaining your mental stability, and focusing on your body in that given moment. These key factors are just as important in training regimens as logging the miles for their endurance events. Taking these classes allows for multiple opportunities to work with your body and mind performing at a given level, while increasing your physical and mental endurance.