Power Yoga is a style of yoga which offers a number of things. If you are looking for a restful practice, you won’t find it here. What you will find is this though:
1) Power Yoga is a Vinyasa style of yoga.
It is a vinyasa or flow style of yoga which means that you flow from one pose to another pose linking each movement to each breath. One breath matches one movement. Always remember that people’s breaths are different lengths, so you should move with your own breath and not work at the pace of others.
2) Power Yoga is a very athletic form of yoga.
It is a very fast paced form of yoga. Many people who have practiced other forms of yoga might find power yoga a bit faster to the other styles of yoga they have practiced. It only takes a couple of classes until you will find your flow in this style of practice.
3) Power Yoga is a very energetic style of yoga.
It is a very energetic style of yoga focused on building your strength and stamina. If you are looking for core muscle strength, power yoga can help you find it. It will build your core strength by bringing focus to your bunda.
4) Why would you choose Power Yoga?
Not only does it work to build your strength and stamina, but I know many people who practice power yoga for weight loss. It is an ideal practice to lose weight or keep your figure trim. Apart from weight loss, it will also help you maintain a healthy heart and stay healthy inside. Power yoga poses aim to rinse out your muscles, massage your organs and detox your body as you work out. It is also one of the best ways to reduce stress in your life.
TIP: It is important to drink plenty of water after class to flush the toxins out of your system.
5) Who does Power Yoga appeal to?
It appeals to anyone looking for an energetic yoga practice. Even though the target market is 25-40, anyone who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle will benefit from the practice. As will all forms of yoga, it is not a competition…you just do what you can. If you leave your ego at the door, it makes it easier to settle into a child’s pose when you need a break. The most important thing is that you listen to your body and rest when you need to.
6) Where can I practice Power Yoga?
There are studios all over the world offering power yoga classes. I have practiced in Sydney, the USA, Bali and Singapore. Even though the class names differ from one studio to another, the principles of power yoga remain the same.
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