The intricate working mechanism of a human body is composed of about 700 muscles organized for the healthy movement of its internal and external mechanism. Anatomically, the muscles in the head and neck are responsible for their movements, speech, facial expressions; muscles of the upper back and chest are important for controlling the motions and vital functions of the upper body; muscles of the abdomen and pelvis play a critical role in protecting the delicate parts of the abdominal cavity and muscles of the leg and foot play a balancing and supporting role.
In whole, the muscular system plays a major role in the well-being and optimal functioning of the body. Therefore, doctors and health professionals highly recommend strength training as an integral part of the fitness routine.
The science of yoga employs the method of yoga poses for stretching the muscles and developing functional strength to assisting the practitioners in safe daily movements like bending, lifting, walking, etc. The emphasis on isometric and eccentric contractions during the yoga practices effectively strengthens the muscles. Also, the systematized performance of yoga postures relies on the body as its ‘weight’ and targets the muscles that are otherwise overlooked in other forms of strength training.