Power Yoga: The Total Strength and Flexibility Workout
The official yoga program of the New York Road Runners club, Power Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement, which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout.
Unlike any other yoga program, Power Yoga is a choreographed sequence of postures that flow into one another, building strength, unwinding tight joints,and loosening muscles. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions guide you through this effective and popular routine.
Based on the classical and original yoga system called astanga, Power Yoga is a complete mind and body workout that develops concentration and reduces stress. With its focus on mindful breathing and body heat, Power Yoga goes beyond the relaxation benefits of traditional yoga to offer a route to health and fitness that athletes of all levels will embrace.
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THE HARD THE SOFT
BREATHING FOR LIFE
THE GENERATION OF HEAT THE SUN SALUTATIONS
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abdominal Achilles tendon alignment ankles arms asana astanga yoga balance bandhas begin big toes body bone bring buttocks chakra chapter Closing Sequence connecting movement contraction energy Exhale Exhale Figure Face Down Dog Face Up Dog feel feet FIVE BREATHS FIGURE flexibility forward bending front Gaze half lotus hamstrings hands head heat heel hips imbalance injury INTENSE WEST STRETCH jump back keep look lotus position lower back Marichyasana means meditation mind Modification mula bandha muscles neck pain palms PASCHIMOTTANASANA Patanjali Pattabhi Jois POSTURE–HOLD FOR FIVE POSTURE—HOLD Power Yoga Power Yoga workout prac prana Primary Series pull push range of motion relax right foot right leg running Sanskrit sciatica Second Series shin shin splints shoulders side slowly spine standing postures straight strength stress Sun Salutations TECHNIQUE Inhale tendon thigh tight tion torso ture uddiyana vinyasa warm-ups yoga practice