Expand your energy and raise your sense of personal power with power yoga, the athletic and dynamic style of yoga that delivers high intensity and quick results. In Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, you will learn the poses, practices, and philosophy of this fitness- and focus-boosting training method to strengthen your body and awaken your spirit.
This potent practice is a complete workout on its own, but it also offers tremendous benefits when combined with other workouts and sports. In addition to physical strength, stamina, and flexibility, the dynamic movements of power yoga challenge you to develop focus, balance, and purpose that extend to life beyond the yoga mat.
Dozens of warm-up, power, peak, and cool-down poses are presented in full color, and adaptations to modify or intensify each pose allow you to customize your practice for maximum effectiveness and safety. Sequences ranging from 5 to 60 minutes—including sport-specific sequences for running, cycling, team sports, and high-intensity activities—offer options that match your goals and lifestyle, and the 28-day plan can be adjusted into a plan that works for you, based on the results you want.
Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit is your vehicle for creating extraordinary physical and spiritual results that you will notice quickly and be able to maintain for a lifetime. Become your most powerful self with power yoga
Brief History of Yoga
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1. The Power of Yoga
What Is Power?
Yoga for Life Today
The Physical Practice
Chapter 2. Mindfulness and Intention
Power of Intention
Right Aim, Right Effort
Chapter 3. Power Principles
Chapter 4. Warm-Up Poses and Practices
Chapter 5. Power Poses and Sequences
Chapter 6. Peak Poses and Sequences
Igniting Your Peak
The Mind-Body Connection
Chapter 7. Cool-Down Poses and Practices
Power in Opposites
Chapter 8. Core Strength Poses and Sequences
Chapter 9. Upper Body Strength Sequences
Chapter 10. Lower Body Strength Sequences
Chapter 11. Yoga Within Your Other Workouts
Chapter 12. Your Yoga Plan