What is power yoga?
Power yoga is a popular form of the practice. It is similar to a vinyasa flow, but instead of constantly flowing from one pose to the next while linked with the breath, each pose will be held for a little bit longer to really experience the stretch. This allows you to really gain the benefits of the poses while promoting strong muscles throughout the body.
Did you know that power yoga poses can be modified for each individual person? In the video above, for example, you can see the use of blocks. Adding props to your practice allows it to be more accessible. The video above also looks into how to take a traditional pose– runner’s lunge–and it make more challenging for yourself. We demonstrate how to add turn the pose into a twist in order to receive a deeper stretch.
This pose is great for increasing strength in the thighs, glutes, and core, and it is a wonderful pose for athletes especially. If you are a runner, this is definitely a great pose for you to check out. You can see in the video above how much time is spent in a power yoga pose. This allows you to really reap the benefits of it.