It pulls you on a yoga mat, but breathing exercises, meditation and mantras scare you? Then Power Yoga might be right for you.
We discover what lies behind modern yoga style, what effects currents on the body and mind can have, and what awaits you in an hour.
What is Power Yoga?
Power Yoga is different from traditional directions like Hatha and Yin are not from India but from the USA. The practice became known through yoga teacher Bryan Kest.
Inspired by the style of Ashtang, the focus is on dynamic physical exercises that require endurance and strength.
Spiritual rituals such as meditation or singing have no place in the power of yoga. Josta's exercise to Kest means tangible wisdom and sports ambition. The direction of yoga should be acting and helping the practitioners to recharge their inner strength.
Compared to strict Ashtang, Power Yoga is much more non-traditional. Each teacher compiles a lesson individually. Participants make their own decisions about speed and intensity.
Performance and benefits
Although Power Yoga differs in many respects from classical yoga, one element remains the same: breathing and exercise should be consistent.
The effects of this synchronization combined with dynamic practice:
- Coordination and concentration skills are mastered
- Endurance, strength and flexibility have been improved
- The fascia is released and the body is better supplied with nutrients
- The mind calms down and releases stressful thoughts
Who is Power Yoga for?
The advantage is to have some basic fitness if you want to get started with Power Yoga. But even without prior knowledge, as a beginner of yoga, you will receive your money.
The prerequisite is that you are ready to leave your comfort zone and sweat.
Especially for (blower) yoga students who want to be more physically active than mentally, Power Yoga is the right thing to do. Also, modern practice can be the first step in learning about the yoga scene.
You may also like these types of yoga
If Power Yoga is too free and changeable, try Ashtanga Yoga. Here you will find the same types of exercises – at least as dynamic and powerful, but more rigorous.
What awaits you on a yoga strength lesson?
The energy yoga course is usually a little shorter than traditional yoga classes. It takes an average of 45 minutes.
The exercise is divided into different parts: "Warming up" of the known asanas is practiced as a salute to the sun. In the "Main section" the teacher gives a dynamic flow. The clock ends with a "chilling", relaxing sequence.
These exercises are characteristic
Sun salutation is a classic Asana, who barely misses a yoga class. Depending on the teacher, the order is sometimes slow and powerful, sometimes fast and dynamic. It is mainly part of the warm-up program.
- Stand on a hip-width stand, strain your belly, pull your shoulders down and connect your palms in front of your chest.
- Inhale, place your arms over the sides of the ceiling and connect your palms above your head.
- Exhale, bend, and place your hands on the floor.
- Inhale, stand up so your back is straight. Take your hands off the ground.
- Exhale, return your hands to the floor and jump your feet up to the end of the mat into the high plank.
- Inhale, lower your abdomen, place your hands on your chest and tilt your upper body backwards – enter the Cobra.
- Exhale, stretch your arms and legs, push your butt toward the ceiling. Stay in the dog for a few breaths.
- Inhale, reach the front of the mat with both feet.
- Exhale and let your upper body hang.
- Inhale, stand up and draw your palms across your sides to your chest.
What equipment do I need?
Dynamic Power Yoga can be very sweaty and characterized by rapid changes. That's why one the slip nut must have.
A rug for the fabric and a small towel and breathable yoga clothes that sit comfortably are also recommended.