POWER YOGA- A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE!

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As people remain so highly involved in their busy schedules, health has become a serious issue these days. Everyone likes to be fit and fine but who has the time? In this busy life of ours, people’s focus has shifted from their health to work. This makes me think – is there a solution to this?

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The answer is yes and the solution is POWER YOGA. Power Yoga is a westernized version of the Indian Ashtanga Yoga which emphasizes on developing one’s physical flexibility and nurturing the desire for self-discipline.

Power yoga uses traditional Yoga practices in order to tap in to the inner core of one’s power and to help an individual to recognize the different levels of power which exist within us and are waiting to be unleashed . these power levels are:
The physical power:
this is the power which is developed through the various poses or asanas in Power Yoga resulting in an improvement of the body’s natural strength and improvement in our overall health.
The mental power or the willpower:
This aspect of power yoga holds extremely high significance due to all the stress and workload that we keep piling upon ourselves. We gain /increase this aspect during the course of the practice as we learn techniques to help clear our mind and make sense of our seemingly unorganized thoughts. This allows us to focus and concentrate on a single task and a particular time which we know is quite a task otherwise.
The spiritual power:
The driving force behind one’s physical and mental power is nurtured thus allowing complete mastery of one’s thought and actions.

TRIP TO THE GYM OR POWER YOGA?
Most people today would rather go to the gym and so rigorous, quick exercises that help burn fat as soon as possible but there is another way to tone your body that brings results that are more beneficial, especially in the long run. Unlike cardio or basic aerobics routine at the gym, a power yoga routine of 45-minutes, practiced two to three times a week, aims at improving both physical and mental strength simultaneously. There are numerous health benefits to power yoga which focuses on each and every aspect of the body and mind. Unlike high intensity workouts such as weight lifting and doing crunches, power yoga is an activity accessible to all age groups, and is possible even for those with physical limitations such as shoulder pain, back pain or cervical problems.

TALKING ABOUT EXPERIENCED BENIFITS:
Who does not like their skin glowing, a twinkle in their eyes, a stress free mind and a healthy body! Practicing Power yoga on regular basis can give us such results rather quick!
If you’re a passionate yoga practitioner, you will probably start noticing little changes in your life—maybe you start sleeping more soundly or you start getting sick less often or you start feeling more relaxed and at ease. For me opting for Power Yoga was indeed a life changing experience. It made me more confident about my body. I had this serious acne problem but since the day that I started with the yoga sessions I experienced a great reduction in them. This was probably because Yoga helps flush out the toxins from your body and helps in proper regulation of the excretory system making internal purification better.
Here are some other benefits that can be drawn out from Power Yoga:
• It boosts stamina and flexibility.
• It improves one’s ability to focus.
• It is a great way to release tension and anxiety.
• It helps a person maintain proper posture.
• It tones your body.
• It serves as a great training for athletes.
• It helps improve a person’s performance in certain sports like Cycling, Golf, football, and swimming.

YOGA OR POWER YOGA?
After reading the article you people might wonder – What is better? Yoga or Power Yoga?
For people thinking about starting yoga, deciding whether to go for power yoga or yoga can be a tough task to say the least. Depending on what your fitness goals are the decision may vary. Regular yoga helps you relax more than power yoga. However, power yoga helps train your body building up on lean muscle mass that boosts your metabolism. If you are just getting started with exercise taking up regular yoga may be a better fit in the beginning. However, if you are looking for a way to mix and match your yoga routine with strength building exercise power yoga may be what you are looking for.

POWER YOGA IS NOT YOUR THING if:
• You aren’t fit. Power yoga, at minimum, requires you to be moderately fit otherwise the physically intensive asanas can leave doing more harm to your body than good.

• You are pregnant. This does not mean that you should stay off it; rather as pregnancy advances, there are certain asanas one must avoid.

• If you are looking only to meditate. Power yoga is essentially another form of strenuous physical exercise and focuses more on that than meditation.

In the end, let me just say – remember your body is all that you have, at the end of the day. So keep it as fit and beautiful as possible. Pay attention to its needs and requirements. Love yourself and your body and your body will definitely love you back!