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Spot­light­ing tness trends that will rule 2018!

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Spot­light­ing fit­ness trends

2018 is just round the cor­ner and once again it is that time of the year to make a res­o­lu­tion never meant to be bro­ken! Fit­ness is the most im­por­tant ar­eas one makes a res­o­lu­tion in, and with that starts the hunt for ways to keep fit. The com­ing New Year prom­ises to have many new fit­ness trends such as:

HIIT (High In­ten­sity In­ter­val Train­ing)

Each year, as we progress pro­fes­sion­ally and get busy, our health and fit­ness regimes take a back­seat. The need of the hour is for a form of ex­er­cise that takes less time and is re­sul­to­ri­ented. HIIT is an in­ter­val train­ing hav­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar ex­er­cise al­ter­nat­ing with short pe­ri­ods of in­tense anaer­o­bic ex­er­cise and less in­tense re­cov­ery pe­ri­ods. One can eas­ily ben­e­fit from it in terms of im­prov­ing car­dio vas­cu­lar con­di­tion­ing, strength­en­ing, core sta­bil­ity etc. So in the com­ing New Year, HIIT should be a part of the must try list.

Yoga

Yoga has been top­ping the chart each year but this New Year the trend is shift­ing to more mod­ern­ized forms such as vinyasa, yang and ying, glow and sound yoga: Glow yoga is prac­tic­ing yoga un­der neon and black lights keep­ing the ba­sics of yoga in­tact. Sound yoga be­lieves in the ide­ol­ogy that ev­ery­thing that ex­ists in the cosmos in­clud­ing hu­man be­ings con­sists of sound vi­bra­tions, and so with con­tin­ued sound, fo­cused mind and con­trolled breath, one can lis­ten to their in­ner sound and heal pro­gres­sively. Vinyasa flow yoga in­volves syn­chro­niz­ing breath with con­tin­u­ous flow of pos­tures. This is a more pop­u­lar form in the west and is gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity in In­dia too. Yang Ying yoga is per­formed with slow, steady moves with a sense of core soft­ness in ying, while yang is more mo­bile and builds apex be­fore calm­ing down along with build­ing core strength.

Vinyasa flow yoga in­volves syn­chro­niz­ing breath with con­tin­u­ous flow of pos­tures. This is a more pop­u­lar form in the west and is gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity in In­dia too.

The dif­fer­ence be­tween the two styles is the de­gree of per­for­mance and en­gage­ment.

Capoeira

Brazil’s na­tional sport, capoeira is a mar­tial art that is dis­guised as a form of dance with el­e­ments of mu­sic. It is prac­ticed in a non-com­bat, non-ag­gres­sive, non­com­pet­i­tive method, teach­ing self-de­fense and life skills in the most unique way. A typ­i­cal capoeira class in­cor­po­rates free move­ment-based ex­er­cises done with in­di­vid­u­als, cou­ples and groups help­ing in strength, flex­i­bil­ity, re­flexes and co-or­di­na­tion. Teach­ing in the form of games makes it fun and chal­leng­ing.

An­i­mal move­ment work­outs

These are gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity among the new gen­er­a­tion fit­ness en­thu­si­asts for the sim­ple rea­son that they can be amaz­ing move­ment drills for strength, con­di­tion­ing and im­prov­ing the over­all move­ment co­or­di­na­tion, mo­bil­ity and ca­pac­ity in the hu­man body. One can de­velop many dif­fer­ent as­pects of fit­ness with dif­fer­ent an­i­mal walks.

An­i­mal move­ment work­outs can be amaz­ing move­ment drills for strength, con­di­tion­ing and im­prov­ing the over­all move­ment co-or­di­na­tion, mo­bil­ity and ca­pac­ity in the hu­man body.

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