Power yoga is sometimes known as the western version of Ashtanga Yoga which
brought by the Indians.
Beryl Bender Birch was the one who gave the term Power Yoga. He was a teacher of
Ashtanga Yoga and at the same time an author of Power Yoga.
Yoga was inspired and was brought to the west by the renowned Sanskrit Scholar Sri
K. Pattabhi Jo’s. The people of the west were inspired with his Ashtanga Yoga and
also his philosophies.
Power Yoga is described to be the practice of Yoga ‘Poses’ which is done
continuously in series of exercises without stopping. The practice is accompanied
by the Vinsaya which is known as riding the breath. This enables you to make
certain movements from one pose to another.
The power yoga is characterized by vigorous exercises which challenges your
physical and mental ability and concentration. This enables you to reach your inner
power and connect with it.
The difference of power yoga is that the poses are done faster in a pace. This
practice is essential and helpful in increasing your physical endurance.
Power yoga enables you to sustain and keep up a good focus at a longer time
without breaking or distracting your concentration. if you need to fully concentrate
with something, power yoga might just be the right type for you.
Power yoga has some similarities with the modified versions of Ashtanga Yoga. The
certain practices of Iyengar yoga and Bikram also influenced power yoga.
Just like Bikram Yoga, notice that Power Yoga also applies the execution of the
common basic yoga poses which is a good practice because even the beginners can
Power yoga also adapted some practices of the Iyengar Yoga which gives emphasis
on the form and alignment during the practice. It also includes practice in holding a
pose longer without breaking which aims to achieve maximum benefits.
Although Power Yoga has been influenced by a lot of yoga types, still it aims on the
steps of ‘Classical Yoga’. It aims to unite the body, the spirit and the mind uniquely.
The main objectives of yoga is for you to be able to connect to your inner power and
reach every level through the various poses and practices.
With the help of power Yoga, you can dig deep to your physical, mental and spiritual
Power yoga is considered a good preparation for athletes. Not only does it train
them to concentrate deeply but it also aids them in the prevention of injuries and
rehabilitation that may come.
If you want to do Power Yoga, you should know first if your health condition can
withstand the practice. You should know that Power Yoga is dine in a heated room
which is perfectly designed to increase the strength and flexibility, increase your
concentration, release tension, stamina and tone in your body which is achieved and
released through sweat.
Power yoga are taught by teachers but there might be various differences depending
upon who is teaching it. The people who are healthy and fit can practice power
yoga. If you enjoy doing exercises and if you want less chanting sessions, then
power yoga is the best style for you.