Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is often slow. It focuses more on being mindful and stretching out the body. It’s totally possible, though, to incorporate strength training into a yoga workout too, in the form of ‘Power Yoga’. The concept of Power Yoga has been getting some buzz. But a lot of people are confused as to what it is. The term was first coined in the 1990s, and many consider it to be the beginning of the “gym yoga” trend. The yoga was starting to catch up in the west when Bryan Kest, came up with an innovative idea of ‘Power Yoga’. Contrary to the myth, it is very much different from Ashtanga Yoga, codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois.
A subtle blend
The combo of an intense strength-training workout and slow, mindful yoga is referred to as ‘power yoga’. A person gets to have his ground while gearing up for yoga. It can be hard to go from a hectic day straight into a workout, so the pause at the beginning of a power-yoga class helps a lot. Power yoga has you starting off with an intention and slowing down your body and mind to set you up for success. It’s for those of us who crave results-oriented workouts but need that relaxing peacefulness too. Other forms of yoga may be ideal for flexibility and meditation, but in Power Yoga, you lift and hold your entire body’s weight constantly. These classes incorporate a serious number of Vinyasas, and they’re definitely going to get your entire body into gear.
Ideal for gym-buffs
There is value in taking it slow and using a restorative yoga class to calm your mind and body which mixes yoga sequencing and cardio with strength-training moves like squats, lunges, and bicep curls. Apart from giving the required meditative stretch, one gets to burn calories. Yoga of this kind suffices the need of those who feel that they have had a good workout only if they have profusely sweated. While many leave a relaxing yoga class feeling happy, just wanting to take a bath and get into bed, Power Yoga classes, always leave one feeling calm but with an extra little skip. One may feel energized a bit more after the class to give his best in other areas too. Plus, this type of yoga is very much effective in fat loss.
Power Yoga is becoming increasingly popular around the world. It gives your whole body a good workout. It is, of course, strength building, and also includes the properties of a good aerobics or cardio session. This upbeat form of yoga can cater to your need of being fit along with giving the flavour of yogic convergence.