Power yoga is the most common gateway to the practice of yoga because it’s known for its physical benefits.
Power yoga links yoga postures in rigorous sequences to build internal heat.
This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence.
POWER YOGA POSES
Holding a pose for five breaths is the norm in a Power yoga class; and every pose has a modification for beginners.
Chaturanga builds the arms and tones the core; while Downward Dog enhances your digestion, soothes the brain and reduces stress levels. You can use power yoga to help you lose weight and gain an added benefit of feeling centered.
Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga
For your body: Develops strength and flexibility, tones muscles, lubricates joints, massages internal organs, releases chronic tension, improves circulation and energizes and refreshes, helps with weight loss as well.
For your mind: Calms restless thoughts, promotes inner peace, supports mental clarity and promotes self-awareness.
For your spirit: Invites deep stillness encourages self acceptance, honors inner wisdom.