The other day, I was reading an article on the Yoga Journal website about this new combination of TRX and yoga. TRX for Yoga is a new kind of workout released by TRX, aiming to help you in your yoga practice. It makes some yoga poses become more accessible, even to beginners, thanks to the help of suspension training. Being a fan of TRX workouts and loving my daily yoga practice, I thought “Why not, it might be worth the try”.
But first of all, one essential question. Are you familiar with TRX? Created in the Navy SEALs, it is a type of bodyweight exercise training by suspension that aims to develop your strength, balance, flexibility and core stability all at the same time. The only equipment you need for that is your TRX suspension straps.
Now that you know what TRX is, let’s find out why it is so good to use in complement to your usual yoga practice.
Whether you are a yoga beginner or an advanced yogi, you will certainly benefit from adding TRX to your practice.
First of all, if you are new at yoga, some poses that require arm balance or inversion might seem a bit scary. The TRX is there to help you out with that problem, as the straps will help you find your balance, you will be more aware of which muscles you need to engage to get in that specific pose. As mentioned before, it also develops your strength, balance, flexibility and core stability which are really important for yoga.
For the more experienced yogis it might be fun to add a little twist to your practice.
I personally enjoyed it when I tried this combination but found that some poses where a little bit difficult to come into by yourself (maybe the help of an extra person would be useful). I could really feel my muscles, especially my core, engaged during my practice as balancing with the TRX was quite different from the usual yoga I do. So to sum it up, I think TRX is a good complement to your practice and for helping you mastering new tricky poses but it will not replace a “normal” yoga practice.
Over to you now. What do you think about this new trend? Have you ever tried it? Is it available at your local club? Did you see any improvement in your practice afterwards?