Power Yoga is an active and athletic style of yoga adapted from the traditional Ashtanga system in the late '80s to appeal to aerobic-crazed Westerners. Power yoga doesn't stick to the same sequence of poses each time like Ashtanga does, so the style varies depending on the teacher. Classes called "vinyasa" or "flow" in your gym or studio can be vastly different but, in general, stem from this movement and from Ashtanga as well. Power yoga is a form of yoga that is based on a choreographed sequence of poses known as Asana, and during the process, the joints in the body unwind, muscles get relaxed and the energy gets moved. When an athlete performs power yoga, they build strength and flexibility and are able to focus better as tension in the mind and body is released. The main emphasis of power yoga is on building strength and improving flexibility. A power yoga exercise workout involves practice of a series of poses while keeping the breathing synchronized at the same time. This allows harmony between the body and mind. Power yoga follows a particular sequence of poses, like sun salutation, warrior pose, balancing pose and then the triangle pose. Next are the floor practices and the seated postures, and finally the sava asana or meditation, which is the most important part of power yoga practice. This enables you to incorporate all the subtle changes made during the practice. It is also not advisable for those with any chronic illnesses or health problems. One needs to be physically fit in order to attempt a power yoga workout.
Physical Benefits of Power Yoga: