Are you ready to feel empowered, strong, and challenged this week?
Power Yoga is a sweaty Vinyasa flow class with increased intensity, usually through a faster pace or an emphasis on strength. Or both!
While Power Yoga does focus more on the physical body than some more spiritual classes, you’ll still gain all the emotional and mental benefits too.
Here are 5 reasons you should try these invigorating Power Yoga classes this week.
5 REASONS TO PRACTICE POWER YOGA
1. Build Stronger Muscles, Bones, and Joints
Power yoga works the entire body and challenges all muscle groups for a fit, toned body. Because much of the practice is a series of standing postures, you receive the benefits of weight-bearing exercise, which strengthens bones and joints.
2. Increase Stamina
This energetic fast-paced practice can be an excellent cardiovascular and muscular endurance workout. You’ll strengthen your heart muscle and develop more stamina from the challenge of flowing quickly between poses and holding some poses for longer periods of time than in other styles of yoga.
3. Boost Mood
Like other vigorous forms of exercise, like running or cycling, Power Yoga releases endorphins, which give you a natural high. Stress and anxiety is also reduced, leading to more balanced moods and emotions. The focus on flowing breath to movement calms anxiety and calms the mind.
4. Improve Quality Of Sleep
Your sleep will improve because after a well-rounded power yoga session, you’ll have worked yourself thoroughly from head to toe. Your muscles will be loose and relaxed and your mind will be quiet.
5. Hone Concentration and Focus
One of greatest benefits of Power Yoga is the emphasis on tuning out distractions and being in the present moment. With the intensity of the strength-building postures and vigorous pace, you won’t have the energy to think about anything else on the mat. After practice, your mind will feel more clear and able to concentrate on whatever you need to do for the rest of your day.
Check out these four sweaty, fast-paced classes and see how wonderful you feel.
1. Pradeep Teotia - Ready to Sweat
2. Mark Morford - Yoga Alchemy: The Doomed
3. Christen Bakken - Head Up, Heart Strong (FREE CLASS)
4. Celest Pereira - Fast & Furious
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