Did you grow up in a family where there was little time for boredom or do you remember days of announcing to anyone that would listen, ‘I’m bored!’

As an adult trying to stay physically active and mentally sharp, boredom can be a challenge.

Muscles get bored with repetitive activity while the multi-tasking mind needs a respite from over-stimulation.

When the body and mind call out for something to spark curiosity and ignite creativity, your yoga is listening.

Yoga integrated with strength training brings a change of pace and perspective, staves off boredom and includes numerous health benefits:

  • Keep muscles toned, joints healthy and the mind focused
  • Utilize the breath to unlock the full potential of muscles, lungs and nervous system
  • Strike a balance of strength and flexibility, expansion and contraction, stability and mobility, effort and ease
  • Strengthen the relationship between the upper body and core

The ancient yogis may not have used weights, but neither did they sit at a desk all day. They didn’t get overwhelmed with social media or struggle with 21st century cravings; yet they did observe their surroundings, stay consistent with their practice and modify their practice to their needs.

Strength training in the context of an intelligent, creative sequence of postures and guided by mindful breathing, adapts the practice to your needs, keeping back and hips healthy and the whole brain balanced and at one point concentration.


Heather Van Dalfsen, M.Ed, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist with a Masters in Education. Heather offers group classes, family classes, corporate yoga, Yoga Atop Rib Mountain, individual instruction and individualized Yoga Therapy. With a touch of humor and creativity, Heather invites you to reconnect to what is important to you for continued health within your body, breath, mind, character and heart at 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness in Wausau, WI.