Power yoga has been proven to be an effective and safe way to lose weight. The benefits of power yoga poses extend beyond physical fitness and also serve to calm and destress the mind.
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- What is power yoga?
- Power yoga sequence of 3 poses that you can try at home
What Is Power Yoga?
Power yoga or Vinyasa Yoga is a form of yoga that has been specially developed for physical fitness. During a power yoga session, intense asanas are performed in a sequence with the aim of strengthening core muscles and burning fat.
Here Is A Power Yoga Sequence Of 3 Poses That You Can Try At Home:
1. Plank pose:
Stretch your hands up over your head and then bend down from your waist till your hands are on either side of your feet with your palms flat on the mat. Stretch your right leg back as far as it goes and keep it straight while placing your toes on the mat. Stretch your left leg and hold it in place like the right leg. Keep your hands in the same position so that they are in line with your shoulders, your elbows are straight and your upper body is off the mat. Hold the position for as long as you can while breathing in deeply and exhaling. Then slowly bend your elbows to lower yourself to the mat.
2. Downward dog:
From the plank position you need to flow into the next power yoga pose; the downward dog. Once you have lowered your body to the mat push yourself up again and straighten your elbows. Bring your feet closer to your body by taking a few steps forward and lowering your head between your arms. Your ears should be between your arms and your body should look like an inverted V. Inhale and exhale 3-4 times before bringing your feet closer to your hands and then slowly standing up straight.
3. Warrior pose:
Once you are standing straight, take a deep breath and then extend your right leg forward. Keeping your right foot flat on the floor bend your right knee as you extend your left leg backwards and stretch it out keeping your left knee straight. Join your hands above your head and hold the pose for 3-4 deep breaths. Bring your left leg back to rest position followed by your right. Now repeat the pose by extending your left leg forward and your right led behind. Return to the rest position before returning to the first pose in the power yoga sequence.
If you are a beginner you can go through the power yoga workout once and take a break. If you are more advanced you can continue to do a few repetitions till you are sweating and breathing heavily.
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