Power Yoga History and Lineage and Power Yoga Classes
This is a site dedicated to Power Yoga with fresh dynamic content
about Power Yoga specifically as a style of Yoga. Here I just
want to offer a lot of information about vigorous Yoga a
link to some places to actually practice Power Yoga, free online
Yoga download classes so you can watch some Yoga positions, and
History and Lineage of Ashtanga and or Power Yoga.
We will still include a few links from this site to our physical
studio so you can practice Yoga classes, However this site will be completely
dedicated to Power Yoga in general.
Though it is true that if the universe is infinite than you are
always in the center. It still is always nice to return to home.
You really have to go back to the roots of Indian culture to find the history of this form. Though it is a distant relative of the classic Indian posture sequences of Mysore, the basis of most Power Yoga sequences comes from one man: Krishnamacharya.
Though there is some controversy over the
History of Power Yoga posture sequences and origin, it is said they
were written on grape leaves hundreds of years ago. The bottom line is Krishnamacharya
born in 1888 taught B.K.S Iyengar as well as some of the teachers I studied with: B.N.S
Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India then Brought to the west by western
teachers, Tim Miller is the one that I
know was one of the first if not the first certified teacher of Ashtanga
Yoga which forms the basis for many of the posture sequences of Power Yoga
What are the basic benefits of Power Yoga? Increased strength, flexibility, stamina and a balanced peaceful state of mind.
My basis for all this information will mainly come from some of the latest books on the subject and practicing Yoga for over twenty years andd teaching for over fifteen. My study of the human body is not just from books and medical journals but also from the fact that I lead a very active lifestyle, and have injured many parts of my body from activities such as Kitesurfing, Cycling, and Rock climbing. I have consistently healed these injuries through Yoga. I make my living solely from teaching Yoga.
The Gong Meditation originates from a Amritsar, a Northern Indian region through the Lineage of Yogi Bhajan. At the end of every class we have a Gong Meditation. Not all Power Yoga classes have this many have a silent meditation in Savasana Yoga Positions. The best way to describe it is blissful. You lay down for ten minutes while the teacher plays a large symphonic gong. The sound resonates through your entire body and just clears out any remnants of tension or stress. It one of the best tools I have found for people that have difficulty meditating. It is almost an induced meditation. The sound is so powerful and after you have worked out so hard, you almost cant avoid going into deep meditation.
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