Power yoga is a general term used to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to classical yoga taught in India for thousands of years. Most power yoga is closely modeled on the Ashtanga style of practice. The term "power yoga" came into common usage in the mid 1990s, when several yoga teachers were looking for a way to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students.
Unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses. Therefore, any power yoga class can vary widely from the next. What they have in common is an emphasis on strength and flexibility through vigorous flow of postures. The advent of power yoga heralded yoga's current popularity, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out. Power yoga brought yoga into the gyms.
The primary benefit of Yoga focuses on the general well being of a person. Although many have found practicing Yoga extremely beneficial to a variety of conditions, it is not considered a therapy for specific illness or injury. Rather, Yoga employs an ancient tradition that focuses on teaching people a new lifestyle, way of thinking and way of being in the world.
Power Yoga at Steve's Gym
Our style is unique in that it gives great emphasis to the principle of adaption. Each practitioner can adapt, modify, and make each posture, and each part of their practice, their own. The emphasis of this style of yoga is to challenge you to experience a transformation.
The practice of Power Yoga begins with your abilities, whatever they may be, and steadily builds your practice to a place that allows you to authentically experience the yogic rewards of being stronger, more supple, relaxed and generally less tense.
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