Power Yoga : The Total Strength and Flexibility Workout
THE OFFICIAL YOGA PROGRAM OF THE NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS CLUBPower Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement, which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout. Unlike any other yoga program, Power Yoga is a choreographed sequence of postures that flow into one another, building strength, unwinding tight joints, and loosening muscles. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions guide you through this effective and popular routine.Based on the classical and original yoga system called astanga, Power Yoga is a complete mind and body workout that develops concentration and reduces stress. With its focus on mindful breathing and body heat, Power Yoga goes beyond the relaxation benefits of traditional yoga to offer a route to health and fitness that athletes of all levels will embrace.
- 15 Jun 2010
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- United States
Table of contents
ContentsAcknowledgments1The Hard & the Soft2 Breathing for Life3The Generation of Heat: The Sun Salutations4 Power & Balance: The Primary Series -- Standing Postures5 Strength & Surrender: The Primary Series -- Seated Postures I6 Fine-Tuning: The Primary Series -- Seated Postures II7 Protection in the Unprotected State: The Closing Sequence8 Leap into Nothingness: Introduction to the Second Series9 Yoga TherapyAppendix: Specifics for InjuriesAxioms of Power YogaBibliographyIndex
About Beryl Bender Birch
Beryl Bender Birch is the Wellness Director and Yoga Teacher-in-Residence of the New York Road Runners Club. She is one of the most highly regarded and well-known teachers in the United States, and one of the few qualified teachers of the astanga yoga method. Best known for bringing yoga into not only mainstream American society but the traditional athletic community as well, Beryl brings to you with Power Yoga the unique and noted practice that she has taught to tens of thousands of athletes.