Power Yoga for Beginners for Greatist – Easy Intro to Power Yoga

Power Yoga for Beginners for Greatist – Easy Intro to Power Yoga

My Beginner Vinyasa Sequence

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Beginner Power Yoga may seem like an oxymoron since Power Yoga is usually practiced by experienced yogis. However, in this class, I’ve created a class safe for those new to yoga that let’s them experience the power yoga principals of flowing on the breath and heating the body.

What is power yoga? It depends what studio and teacher you ask. But my definition of “power yoga” is “moving dynamically (and continuously) with your breath for a heating, full-body workout.”

This can be challenging for those new to yoga. It requires flowing through yoga’s many poses in rapid succession, and if you’re not already familiar with the poses, that’s hard.

To create this class, I took “Power Yoga’s” core principles of (1) breath-based movement and (2) “flowing” between the poses, but made the “flows” simpler and much safer than the traditional chaturanga vinyasa taught in many Power Yoga studios. The workout is still heating and meditative, but accessible to all levels – even someone whose never done yoga before.

My aim was to let everyone experience that “flow” state Power Yoga is popular for, without risking injury, rushing, or getting lost in a tricky transition.

I hope you enjoy this beginner power yoga class!

Let me know in the comments!


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July 25, 2015