Founder: American Beryl Bender Birch
The foundation of school Power Yoga (Power Yoga) is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga , based on which in 1995 the American Beryl Bender Birch offered his own opinion on yoga as a tool to improve the body, is an effective system of physical exercises without special attention to the spiritual aspects of the practice . In fact, Beryl Birch procedure adapted Pattabhi Jois, while significantly reducing the complex and time-sequences giving new names that are understandable to the uninitiated Americans. This style like the Western world, and Power Yoga instantly gained popularity in the US and then in Europe.
In general, the method is very similar to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. However, the practice of this style still has its own characteristics, allows us to consider it an independent school. Power yoga (power yoga) is betting on the development of physical strength, flexibility and vigor. She mostly works with the student body shell than with his consciousness. Harmonious emotional state, the development of concentration of the mind, freedom from psychological blocks, tension and negative thoughts are only a consequence of the successful overcoming of difficulties during the diligent practice. Unlike Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga offers a variation sequences, the shorter sets, somewhat simplified detuning asanas and no ligament ujjayi bandhi– Drishti . Sequences consist of exercise units incorporating a dynamic load which alternates with relaxation and stretching. Completes each block of the dynamic pranayama , helps to restore power after exercise and improves the flow of oxygen to the tissues. All exercises are linked by vinyasa.
Power yoga forms a strong and flexible body that can withstand the trauma and increased stress. Regular classes are aligned muscle imbalances have a positive effect on the nervous system, improve heart and digestive organs, helps get rid of excess weight and toxins.
Who can practice Power Yoga : vigorous healthy people, because This style of yoga practitioner requires good physical preparation, and the teacher – the correct approach to the disciples, to avoid injury. Power is not recommended to practice yoga for older people, people with poor health, weak or sick spine.
Books for reading
- Beryl Birch “Practical Encyclopedia. Power Yoga “
Video. Power yoga