Power Yoga is a fast-paced, vigorous fitness-based approach to vinyasa yoga, intense style of yoga. A set series of poses is performed, always in the same order. This practice is very physically demanding because of the constant movement from one pose to the next and the emphasis on daily practice. This style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost certainly include sun salutations. Expect movement, not just stretching. Whether the class is fast or slow, power yoga’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow. If you like having things a little loose and unpredictable and like to keep moving, this style is definitely worth a try.
Power yoga is a general term used in the West to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to Vinyasa-style yoga. Though many consider it to be "gym 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, Flow yoga, 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 and Europe as people began to See yoga as a way to work out. Though power yoga classes can vary widely from teacher to teacher, they will most likely appeal to people who are already quite fit, enjoy exercising. Prepare to work hard and work up a sweat.