What Are The Asanas In Power Yoga? Kindly Let Me Know.

(November 17, 2011)

Power Yoga Asanas


Yoga is widely considered to be one of the most effective holistic forms of well being as well as overall wellness. Unlike any other form of exercise, the roots of yoga are based in focusing all the mental, physical as well as emotional energies of the human body in the same direction. There are many forms of yoga, differing primarily in the kind of environment they are performed under, the kinds of techniques they incorporate as well as the intensity that they are performed with. Power yoga, for instance, is a form of yoga that places special attention to the intensity with which the asanas are performed. The power yoga asanas are primarily asthanga asanas that are performed at a much faster pace and tempo. Power yoga poses are considered to be one of the best ways of staying fit and healthy and some of the most popular benefits include increased joint flexibility, increased physical endurance and stamina, reducing the effects of tension and stress, reducing any aches and pains in the body that may be a result of stress and tension, correcting posture as well as promoting overall relaxation of the mind and body.

The most popular power yoga poses will always incorporate weaving combinations of standing, seated, balancing, backbends and inversions as a regular part of the routine. Moreover, there is also a very strict focus on breathing control as well as focal point of the eyes during each routine and the gracefulness of any transitions performed. Performing these various power yoga poses in a heated room is known as hot yoga and is believed to increase the suppleness as well as the flexibility of the muscles and tendons that are being worked hard throughout the routine. With power yoga, even the beginners routines are known to be rather challenging and you are best advised to have a trained yoga teacher show you the ropes initially.

Submitted by G M on November 17, 2011 at 12:19

What Are The Benefits Of Different Types Of Power Yoga?


Power yoga is a relatively recent form of yoga. It has developed as the western version of Ashtanga (Eight limbed) yoga. This form of yoga lays stress mainly on a person developing their physical flexibility levels and also helps in teaching self discipline. It can help by giving a person a full bodied work out but simultaneously encourages and promotes concentration and mental stability. A power yoga session will help in elongating and stretching one’s muscles while building stamina, strength and also lean muscle mass. Hence some of the main power yoga benefits include reshaping a person’s mind and body. Some of the other main benefits of power yoga include increasing a person’s ability to focus on a task. Power yoga can also help a person to get rid of unnecessary anxiety and stress thus working towards calming their minds and gaining inner peace. If practiced properly, power yoga can help a person to develop the correct posture. Regular practitioners of power yoga will usually find that their bodies have gained suppleness and also find that their bodies get more toned than before doing the yoga. Power yoga can be a great way to rid a person’s body of all the basic toxins which are harmful and can cause other ailments and diseases. Sportsmen and athletes in training can practice power yoga to improve their stamina and get a good workout.

Some of the main poses that one does in a power yoga session include the Tadasana or the Mountain pose. The Surya Namaskar is also usually used to start off a Yoga session by limbering up the person’s body in preparation for other yoga poses. The Trikonasana or the Triangle pose as well as the Boat posture are all practiced as a part of power yoga. The warrior pose is used to increase stamina and strengthen a person’s limbs.

Submitted by A on November 17, 2011 at 12:17

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