When actors like Malaika Arora or Shilpa Shetty perform Pilates or yoga and blow our minds with their super-fit bodies, we are bound to feel a little jealous and a lot more motivated. Yoga became the new-in, especially after International Yoga Day came to be followed world-wide. But there are various types of yoga, including Power Yoga, and each of them have different benefits.
Power Yoga has become very popular recently. It is generally performed by people who need specific and quicker results than the traditional form of yoga. It is rather dynamic and is a mix of various cardiovascular exercises and yoga asanas.
What is Power Yoga?
Power Yoga is a branch of yoga that is modeled around Vinayasa Yoga. The poses or asanas performed in power yoga are physically challenging as well as require a proper training. These yogic postures or yoga stretches are rigorous in nature and are said to be far more effective.
However, Power Yoga is closely knitted around the traditional and age-old Ashtanga yoga too. Power Yoga strings together a couple of yoga poses together, while Hatha Yoga will teach you one yoga pose at a time. Given all these complexities, Power Yoga is a smash hit choice when it comes to getting faster and effective results.
Styles of Power Yoga
Gradually, after the invention of Power Yoga, a lot of variations came by. Whether it was in the mixing of poses or asanas or it was the duration it took to learn them, there were strong differences in the way these yoga styles came to be originated.
Benefits of Power Yoga
Power Yoga enhances your physical as well as your mental well-being. Some of the most commonly known benefits of Power Yoga are:
- Improves body flexibility
- Boosts mental health
- Enhances stamina
- Improves posture
- Relives stress and tension
- Boosts weight loss.
Who shouldn’t practice Power Yoga?
Power Yoga is a rather rigorous form of yoga that requires physical competencies. It is best avoided if you:
- Are pregnant
- Are severely ill or have a serious injury.
Also make sure to perform or begin with Power Yoga under a trained expert.
Aishwarya Iyer is a chai-vanist, Murakami fan, considerate companion and a bubbly speaker with a fanaticism for fitness.