Benefits of Core Power Yoga

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on February 14, 2012

Human beings are the only organisms on this planet that walk erect on two feet. While this unique posture gives us a tremendous advantage over the other species, it also comes with its own set of problems. Basically, this upright posture places a lot of stress on the body's core muscles. These core muscles include those of the abdomen and the back.


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These muscles work together, help to keep the body erect and provide it with a strong and flexible base.

Unfortunately, modern day lifestyles lead to a weakening of these core muscles. Let's face the facts: sitting for hours in front of a computer does nothing for your core muscles.

Instead, these muscles become progressively weaker and this leads to a host of problems including back pain, misalignment of the spine, joint problems, and a bulging stomach. Is there a solution?

Core power yoga is a modern offshoot of yoga that can help to exercise and keep these important muscles from deteriorating. It is especially beneficial for those who spend most of their lives sitting on a chair.

Core power yoga is derived from the Ashtanga School of yoga. This popular style of yoga was developed by the acclaimed Sanskrit scholar, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga yoga was given the moniker Power Yoga and popularized in the West by Beryl Bender Birch. Core power yoga is one of the yoga techniques that is taught under the umbrella of Power Yoga.

As the name suggests, this popular form of yoga focuses on the development of the back and abdominal muscles. The sessions are typically performed in a heated room. The elevated temperatures help to warm up the body and make the joints and muscle tissue more flexible. The elevated temperatures also cause a lot of sweating, which in turn, facilitates the release of toxins from the body.

Benefits of core power yoga. Core power yoga is an energetic and fast paced form of yoga and offers both cardiovascular and muscular benefits. In addition, it also increases the flexibility of the body and helps to relieve stress and tension. This energetic yoga workout also helps you to coordinate your breathing with your movements and ensures that all the cells of your body receive a sufficient supply of oxygen. The intricate yoga maneuvers also help you to gain a deeper understanding of your body and to expand your physical and mental limits.

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