Power Yoga: The Latest Slimming Aid

By First Posted: Jun 29, 2008 Sun 2:26 PM Updated: Jun 29, 2008 Sun 2:27 PM

So you wonder if you will ever have a figure like Katrina Kaif or Kareena Kapoor? Well wonder not, for Memsaab brings to you the secrets behind the sexily thin bodies of these stars. It is not an “Orange Juice Diet” or an “Only Watermelon Diet”. It’s not even the “Cabbage Soup Diet”! Neither do you have to spend antagonizing hours in the Gym lifting weights nor do you have to run endlessly on the treadmill.

The amazing secret behind these hot bods is a powerful version of our country’s ancient “Yoga Dharma”. This new fitness tool is the “Power Yoga”

What Is Power Yoga?

Power yoga is a term that originated in the West. It s used to describe a more vigorous version of the Ashtanga Yoga. Preachers in the West spent years trying to make Yoga more accessible to the Western students. All that effort resulted in the birth of Power Yoga, as a fitness tool. Power Yoga is an intense flowing form of yoga as opposed to the pose-based regular yoga.

Two American yoga teachers are credited with invention of power yoga: Beryl Bender Birch, based in New York, and Bryan Kest, based in Los Angeles. Incidentally, both these teachers had studied with Ashtanga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Is Power Yoga For You?

Power yoga is a must-try for people who find the regular yoga too slow or boring. If you complain that the meditation and mantra-chanting interferes with your exercising, power yoga will address this issue. This form of yoga is for people who enjoy exercising and have no qualms about stretching their limits.

Power yoga also stresses on strength and flexibility, just like regular yoga. So if you decide to give this a shot, you can expect to improve your muscular system as well as have strong bones and joints. And of course, who can doubt the weight-reducing abilities of power yoga! So why don’t you look for a Power Yoga class today?

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