So... What is Power Yoga?
Power Yoga was created in the 90s in the US as means of bringing the benefits of Yoga to a larger audience. Power Vinyasa, Dynamic Yoga, Power Yoga... it's all pretty much the same concept. The difference lies not only in the name. Power Yoga is a flexible approach to teaching poses. It offers many variations and the teacher adapt his sequences to the energy, the audience, the seasonal factors etc... It is a practice that will awaken you to your power...
The practice of moving with the rhythm of the breath (vinyasa) and most of the postures taught in a Power Yoga sequence, originate from Ashtanga Yoga.
The term "Power Yoga" is sometimes misunderstood. In our world of image-dictature and demand for quick fixes. Some people may draw the rapid conclusion that the style only focuses the body. Beyond the physicality of the practice, Power Yoga is also an invitation to discover and embrace the many other aspects of Yoga. Anyone who has committed for a while to this supercharged practice knows that it is completely compatible with more traditional aspirations. Like traditional styles, a class of Power Yoga class definitely encourages mindfulness and the paramount importance of living with a conscious breathing.
Be Safe, Be Gentle, Have Fun
Practicing Yoga is not about forcing the body into postures but rather about exploring and accepting our limits and work from there. The point where we meet resistance (our edge), on the mat or in Life in general is the place where we learn and initiate growth.
One of the pillar principles of Yoga is non-violence; therefor, in our practice, we should not try to muscle our way through. Being attentive to any sensation in the body is the key to safe progression. Although there can be sensations of unease and tension, Yoga should never hurt. .