Yoga instructor Claire Grieve
By now, most of the world is well aware that yoga isn’t always a calm, slowly-paced stretch class. Depending on the style you try, an hour-long practice on your mat can torch as many calories as a sweaty HIIT workout.
But there’s something about moving with the breath and cultivating the mind-body connection that makes yoga feel even more satisfying than a gym workout. We see serious results from all those chuttarungas and plank poses, but we also feel mentally clear after a session on our mat. But it doesn’t hurt that a yoga body is lean, sculpted, and svelte. Plus, you can practice asanas almost anywhere—all you need is a flat surface and a little know-how, and you’re good to go.