Vinyasa yoga has many cardiovascular qualities and benefits, such as the generation of inner heat, increased endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as stress reduction.
Vinyasa yoga is a good additional training for (kick) boxers and other sports. It helps to stretch the muscles, increase your concentration and improve the balance between strength and flexibility. As with any dynamic form of yoga, synchronization between movement and breathing is essential. Breath control techniques improve recovery between rounds during sparring. Yoga combines mobility work, balance training, and dynamic stretching to reduce the risk of injuries for boxers.
The Yin classes focus more time is spent on getting in and out of the postures. The poses are also held for a longer period. At Yin the focus is on relaxation. This has a deep effect on your body and helps you to not only find rest in your body but also in your mind.
Yin is an ideal addition to (kick) boxing or other intensive sports because it will make you let go of your muscles instead of just tightening them. It not only strengthens and repairs your muscles, but also your joints and connective tissues.