Power Yoga

Definition - What does Power Yoga mean?

Power yoga is an active and athletic, Western style of yoga, created simultaneously by American yoga teachers Beryl Bender Birch and Bryan Kest in the 1980s. Power yoga classes move quickly through the poses and each pose is held for only three to five breaths.

Power yoga has become popular in the Western world for its fitness-centric approach to yoga.

Yogapedia explains Power Yoga

Power yoga does not follow a set series of poses and may vary greatly depending on the teacher. The commonality between various Power yoga classes is their emphasis on building strength and endurance.

Power yoga generally appeals to most Western yoga practitioners who seek an active, sporty style of yoga.

Baron Baptiste later created a spin on Power yoga and branded it as Baptiste Power Vinyasa.

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