4 Tips For Starting Power Yoga

Aug 10, 2015 | Yoga | 0 comments

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There are many types of yoga, and they are all excellent choices for both the body and mind. If a student is interested in building a strong and beautiful body, then power yoga classes are an especially good choice.

Power yoga is an intense approach to vinyasa yoga, and is taught at studios across the nation, including Core Power Yoga. It assists practitioners with their physique goals while still providing the mental benefits of a less intense yoga practice. This type of yoga puts the emphasis on flexibility and strength, while still helping the practitioner balance their mind. Here are some ideas for getting the most out of your power yoga sessions.

1. Be Silent as You Enter the Room

While the focus of this type of yoga is strength and flexibility, it still requires that practitioners begin in a state of relaxation and calm. The practice of yoga seeks to unite the body and mind, and that practice takes absolute focus. Students should be quiet when they enter the room even if class has not started because fellow students will be trying to center themselves. When a student enters the room quietly, they reduce the risk of breaking others’ concentration.

2. Dress Appropriately

What constitutes the right attire will depend on each person, but most people will benefit from wearing form-fitting clothing. Form-fitting clothing is advantageous for many reasons, and the first one is that it reduces the risk of injury. Wearing loose fitting clothing also makes it difficult for the practitioner and the yoga instructor to see their form.

3. Hygiene is Important

Most people do stay aware of their personal hygiene, and this is even more important when participating in a power yoga class. The reason hygiene is so important in this setting is because people tend to perspire more doing this type of yoga than they do when taking less intense yoga classes. Using a deodorant that is effective against the intense perspiration typical of power yoga is highly suggested. Since students will be practicing in close proximity of others, it is a good idea to brush and floss their teeth before class, and make sure their hair and clothing are clean as well.

4. Be Prepared with the Right Tools

The right tools for this type of class are a bottle of water, yoga mat, and a towel. There is a chance that these items will be provided by the yoga instructor. If students do not like the idea of utilizing a used matt or towel, or this is their first class, they should bring their own. Students might also need to provide their own lock for a locker to store their belongings in while taking the class.


Yoga is particularly good at producing optimal peace and wellness. There are many activities a person can do to achieve these results, but yoga reigns supreme. Making the most of every class will optimize these results and magnify the experience.

If an individual decides to begin practicing yoga, they need to immerse themselves in the experience. It can be difficult at first, but with patience, they can build their practice into one that radiates confidence and knowledge. Practitioners build both mental and physical strength that enhances every aspect of their lives.

Faye Martins, is a Yoga teacher and a graduate of the Yoga teacher training program at: Aura Wellness Center in, Attleboro, MA. To receive Free Yoga videos, Podcasts, e-Books, reports, and articles about Yoga, please visit: http://www.yoga-teacher-training.org/

Photo by Core Power Yoga

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