Power Yoga is a recently evolved form of exercising that has soon picked up great popularity not only in India but abroad too. More and more people are taking help of this form of workout to build strength, stamina, vigour, balance and flexibility. Its benefits are innumerable.
If done with complete dedication, it can help in weight reduction to an unimaginable extent. Many celebrities too swear by power yoga to keep themselves in shape. Power yoga not only focuses on hard core physical workouts but also on breathing exercises. There are a few workouts of power yoga that are very popular these days and help greatly in bringing down weight and improving overall health and fitness. They are listed below.
Downward facing dog pose
This is a very basic exercise routine while doing power yoga and is a kind of warming up exercise. While performing this exercise your body stretches completely and gets ready for more extensive workouts about to happen.
Sun salutation or Surya Namaskara
This is the most popular exercise amongst all power yoga workouts. Surya Namaskara is a combination of 12 poses designed to gain many benefits such as building body balance, strength, weight reduction and flexibility. They help greatly in losing unwanted fat and tone up the body.
This exercise is done with a synchronised pattern of breathing. Not only does it help the body but benefits the mind too. It is advisable to start with one or two rounds of the complete set of 12 exercises and after sometime move on to doing at least ten to twelve rounds. Pregnant women and high blood pressure patients are not allowed to perform this workout.
Cobra pose or Bhujanga Asana
This is a simple to do asana or exercise for those who have achieved a fair amount of stamina. When you start up with power yoga, initially this exercise might be exhausting for you, but as days pass by this will come to you effortlessly. This workout helps in strengthening shoulders, back and arms mainly.
This is one of the most popular forms of exercise in power yoga. This helps in toning abs and works on the core. This exercise puts pressure on your abdomen and you can clearly feel the pressure while performing this exercise.
This aims at improving your digestive system and again works on the abdomen area. It helps you lose calories and burn that extra fat. This is one of the best exercises for weight loss.
Pranayama is a set of breathing exercises and is considered a must to do exercise in your power yoga workout. Herein deep breathing is done with such a technique that it helps burn the abdomen fat too! The breathing exercises performed under this workout are Kapalbhati, Anulom vilom, Bhastrika, Bharamari and Ujjayi pranayama.