Power Yoga: An Individualized Approach to Strength, Grace, and Inner Peace

Power Yoga: An Individualized Approach to Strength, Grace, and Inner Peace

Ulrica Norberg

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1616081724

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


According to Power Yoga, more than 16 million yoga enthusiasts in America spend almost $3 billion dollars on classes and products each year. Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular activity, and author Ulrica Norberg helps yoga-goers put their money to good work by demonstrating technique in vivid detail and by revealing yoga’s extraordinary power to heal. Norberg believes yoga can aid us in developing our own life philosophies through a synthesis of Eastern ideology and self-reflection. Her book Power Yoga is at once a testament to the beauty and grace of yoga and a how-to guide that explains practice and form.

Norberg takes readers through the elements of yoga and the basic movements and techniques specific to power yoga. Filled with beautiful full-color photographs illustrating sun-salutations (the basis of power yoga exercises), numerous asanas (poses), and meditation techniques, her book is useful for all levels of instruction and inspiration. This is one of the few practical yoga books that truly expresses the joy, physicality, and temperament of yoga, which has become a passion for so many Americans—young and old and men and women alike.

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sitting on your knees, you should imagine that there is a string that pulls the head towards the ceiling. “Open” your chest by pulling your shoulder blades together. Then the chest has a natural lift. You can start the training in two ways 1. One way is to start in a standing pose, Tadasana, and take eight deep breaths. After this, inhale. When you exhale, slowly let yourself fall forward, keeping your legs as straight as possible in Head to Knee Pose. Keep standing like this and find your

From Revolved Triangle Pose: inhale and look down at the right foot. Breathe and stretch out the arms like wings over the right leg. Palms must face the floor. Keep the back straight and tighten the muscles on the front side of the thighs. Avoid the shoulders moving towards the ears. 2. Exhale and focus on a point on the floor in front of you. Bend the left knee and stand on the toes on the left foot. Slowly put the body weight on the right leg. Slowly lift the left leg and tighten. Shoot

getting the knees down and try keeping a straight back. If you can’t get the upper body all the way down over the legs, that’s okay. Don’t start bending in the back, tightening the shoulders, or try to “look” flexible. Nobody is looking at you! It is also important to keep the weight on the buttocks—not on the knees. The increased afflux of blood in Baddha Konasana cleanses the pelvic region, the lower parts of the stomach and back, and gives new energy to the kidneys, bladder, and gall bladder.

better from continuing to practice the same sport. Rest can to a certain extent heal injuries, but it doesn’t change what caused the problem. The same imbalance will return, and the injury can come back. To heal physical imbalances and injuries, the muscular tissue must be worked on in different ways; through stretching as well as through contraction. This requires heat. Power Yoga is a type of yoga that builds up strength and endurance. The movements generate a lot of heat, and you often sweat

offers a long list of positive effects, and if you train regularly, you will feel a growing positive difference—not only in your body, but also mentally and spiritually. Whatever your intent, Power Yoga can teach you to become stronger, produce positive results, and help you feel better! It is important that you listen to your body when you do the exercises. If it’s possible, aim for a feeling of comfort in every pose, but also challenge your body. Most importantly, follow the rhythm of the

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