Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, & Spirit

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Author Cullis, Leah
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Expand your energy and raise your sense of personal power with power yoga, the athletic and dynamic style of yoga that delivers high intensity and quick results. InPower Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, you will learn the poses, practices, and philosophy of this fitness- and focus-boosting training method to strengthen your body and awaken your spirit.

This potent practice is a complete workout on its own, but it also offers tremendous benefits when combined with other workouts and sports. In addition to physical strength, stamina, and flexibility, the dynamic movements of power yoga challenge you to develop focus, balance, and purpose that extend to life beyond the yoga mat.

Dozens of warm-up, power, peak, and cool-down poses are presented in full color, and adaptations to modify or intensify each pose allow you to customize your practice for maximum effectiveness and safety. Sequences ranging from 5 to 60 minutes—including sport-specific sequences for running, cycling, team sports, and high-intensity activities—offer options that match your goals and lifestyle, and the 28-day plan can be adjusted into a plan that works foryou, based on the resultsyouwant.

Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spiritis your vehicle for creating extraordinary physical and spiritual results that you will notice quickly and be able to maintain for a lifetime. Become your most powerful self with power yoga.

CE exam available!For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. ThePower Yoga Online CE Exammay be purchased separately or as part of thePower Yoga With CE Exampackage, which includes both the book and the exam.



Short Description

InPower Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, expert instruction from author Leah Cullis will guide you through the poses, practices, and philosophy of the fitness- and focus-boosting method of power yoga.



Table of Contents

Introduction

Why Yoga

Brief History of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

How to Use This Book

Chapter 1.The Power of Yoga

What Is Power?

Yoga for Life Today

The Physical Practice

Chapter 2.Mindfulness and Intention

Power of Intention

Drishti

Right Aim, Right Effort

Chapter 3.Power Principles

Breath

Foundation

Heat

Flow

Chapter 4.Warm-Up Poses and Practices

Opening Poses

Vinyasa

Sun Salutations

Chapter 5.Power Poses and Sequences

Standing Poses

Balancing Poses

Twists

Power Sequences

Chapter 6.Peak Poses and Sequences

Igniting Your Peak

The Mind-Body Connection

Backbends

Arm Balances

Inversions

Peak Sequences

Chapter 7.Cool-Down Poses and Practices

Cool-Down

Power in Opposites

Hips

Forward Folds

Final Rest

Cool-Down Sequences

Chapter 8.Core Strength Poses and Sequences

Chapter 9.Upper Body Strength Sequences

Chapter 10.Lower Body Strength Sequences

Chapter 11.Yoga Within Your Other Workouts

Chapter 12.Your Yoga Plan