Power yoga is a term used in North America to describe a more vigorous approach to Vinyasa or flow yoga. This style of practice was originally closely modeled on the Ashtanga method. The term came into common usage in the mid 1990s, in an attempt to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students, though, unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses, so classes can vary widely.
With its emphasis on strength and flexibility, power yoga brought yoga into the gyms of America, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out.
Here at meditate, we have added the adjective “mindful’ to our Power Yoga. This means we will be moving beyond the idea of just getting a good work out but also linking the movement to breath and thus exercising the mind if you will. Mindful power yoga is a great way to bridge your desire for an intense workout while improving your ability to concentrate and focus.
There’s a reason that so many people leave Power Yoga classes saying that they’re feeling a little “blissed out.” Power Yoga classes leave yogis feeling calm but with an extra little skip in our step! Come home and tackle a load of chores after taking a Mindful Power Yoga class. Or invent a new app for God’s sake!