Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, & Spirit
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.
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
IntroductionWhy YogaBrief History of YogaThe Eight Limbs of YogaHow to Use This BookChapter 1.The Power of YogaWhat Is Power?Yoga for Life TodayThe Physical PracticeChapter 2.Mindfulness and IntentionPower of IntentionDrishtiRight Aim, Right EffortChapter 3.Power PrinciplesBreathFoundationHeatFlowChapter 4.Warm-Up Poses and PracticesOpening PosesVinyasaSun SalutationsChapter 5.Power Poses and SequencesStanding PosesBalancing PosesTwistsPower SequencesChapter 6.Peak Poses and SequencesIgniting Your PeakThe Mind-Body ConnectionBackbendsArm BalancesInversionsPeak SequencesChapter 7.Cool-Down Poses and PracticesCool-DownPower in OppositesHipsForward FoldsFinal RestCool-Down SequencesChapter 8.Core Strength Poses and SequencesChapter 9.Upper Body Strength SequencesChapter 10.Lower Body Strength SequencesChapter 11.Yoga Within Your Other WorkoutsChapter 12.Your Yoga Plan