Powerful Practices: Strength Training Tips from Research & Applications to Yoga

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In this monthly dose we’ll look at the importance of strength training through a research lens to focus in on the implications for health span, metabolic function, cognitive function, cancer prevention & prognosis as well as to regulate inflammation and mitochondrial health. Then more importantly we’ll look at how to apply this information specifically to your yoga practice and weekly routines to help enhance your quality of life for decades to come. I’ve also included a 6 week strength and conditioning program to start you off with plenty of suggestions to modify and create a program just for you and to keep creating programs for yourself when you’re done. I would love to hear how it goes in the comments on any of the videos! ;)

Click the links below to read the research referenced throughout this lecture:

Importance of Strength Training
Age Declines in Muscle Mass, Force & Performance
Muscle Strength & Mobility as a Predictor of Survival in 75-84 Year Olds
Pathophysiological Mechanisms Explaining the Association Between Low Skeletal Muscle Mass & Cognitive Function (Oct 2022)
Muscle-to-Tumor Crosstalk: The Effect of Exercise-Induced Myokine on Cancer Progression (Sept 2022)
Physical Exercise Restrains Cancer Progression through Muscle-Derived Factors (April 2022)
Benefits of Skeletal Muscle for Cancer Prevention & Survival (by a YM teacher & breast cancer surgeon)
Muscle Tissue Correlation with Insulin Resistance, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, & DM2
Exercise as Medicine for 26 Chronic Diseases
Super Slow Resistance Training to Increase Strength
Eccentrics to Train Muscle Strength

Additional resources (YMO playlists curated by Tiffany Cruikshank):

Strength Training Classes
Metabolic Conditioning Classes
6-Week Strength & Conditioning Classes

Curated By:

Tiffany Cruikshank

Let It Flow, Let It Go!

A faster paced practice to get you moving and get your heart pumping right when yo…

Yoga Conditioning

20 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strength & Resilience 1: Whole-Body

We all know the importance of muscular strength, but its value is not purely for p…

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strengthen Glutes & Quads

This class gets straight to business starting with some quick movement to get the …

Yoga Conditioning

20 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Hip Strength in 20

For anyone looking for some deep hip strength & support for the joint. Especially …

Yoga Conditioning

20 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Arms & Core in 15

Build arm strength in just 15 minutes with this class that works all around the ar…

Yoga Conditioning

15 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strength & Resilience 2: Core, Spine & Hips

This practice is meant to be repeated, with increasing challenge as needed, if it’…

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strength & Resilience 3: Shoulders & Arms

Part 3 in this series focusing on the strength of the muscles, connective tissue a…

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strength & Resilience 4: Lower-Body

Another one in the strength & resilience series, refer back to the first class in …

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Strength & Resilience 5: Arms & Core

Another class in our Strength & Resilience series, this time focusing on the arms …

Yoga Conditioning

20 min

Tiffany Cruikshank