Power yoga is a fast paced form of traditional Ashtanga yoga. It was created in the 1980s by American yoga teachers Beryl Bender Birch and Bryan Kest. During Power yoga, each pose is held for a maximum of 3-5 breaths, as compared to 2-4 minutes for Ashtanga yoga. Comparatively, Power Yoga’s main benefits include enhanced strength and stamina building.
Is Power Yoga For You?
Tones your body and improves your flexibility
Improves your posture and stamina
Gives your immune system a boost
Toxins are removed through perspiration
Eases stress and tension and makes
you more calm
It is most beneficial to practice yoga first thing in the morning
Always wear comfortable and sweat absorbent clothes
Consult with an expert when attempting challenging poses
Focus on your breathing through each pose