CorePower Yoga has become a hugely popular practice in the US, with thousands of people ditching their regular yoga routines for a more intense full-body workout. If you’re ready for the step up, there are plenty of CorePower Yoga studios across the country for you to visit. If you still have no idea what CorePower Yoga is, here is some information sure to make you want to give it a go!
1. What Is CorePower Yoga?
The first CorePower yoga studio opened in Denver in 2002, and it’s been a bit of a craze ever since. Students are encouraged to communicate with their bodies so that they can achieve inner power and strengthen the mind, the body and the spirit. There are different class options, from Level One to Level Three, with the latter being the more advanced. Really, it all comes down to it being an intense workout, not just physically but mentally; it’s a vigorous type of yoga which includes some mental and meditational elements. If this sounds fun to you, read on to find out about the different types!
2. Power Yoga
This is for those of you who are more interested in the physical side rather than the mental, meditative side of yoga, and I’m telling you now, Power Yoga really is physically demanding – just imagine being in a hot room, music blaring, and your heart going at umpteen miles an hour. While this might sound quite daunting, it’s proven a popular form of yoga for groups of people like athletes, as they are guaranteed to stay fit doing yoga poses in rapid succession. If you’re going to take up Power Yoga, just make sure you’re prepared to sweat!
3. Core Yoga
It’s all in the name, really – Core Yoga focuses on helping you strengthen your core and upper body, as well as your hip flexibility and alignment. However, Core Yoga doesn’t just have to be for weight and core strength training; it can also involve other techniques such as Kundalini Core Yoga. While you might think there’s no difference between just your usual core strength training and Core Yoga, the latter focuses more on inner strength and breathing control. Give this a go if you’re looking for something a little less intense than Power Yoga!
4. Hot Yoga
If the name doesn’t already give the game away, this yoga does, indeed, involve hot conditions – you will most definitely start sweating as soon as you make contact with your yoga mat. The room can be at the temperature of 37 degrees, so it’s safe to say Hot Yoga is not for the light-hearted. However, detoxification is a major bonus of taking this exercise up. All those toxins will be flushed right from your skin, and your body will relax and allow you to go more deeply and safely into the postures. By doing Hot Yoga, it could be argued you’ll get even more out of your exercise!
5. Benefits Of CorePower Yoga
So you might still be wondering, what is actually the hype around this form of yoga? Is it really that great in comparison to normal yoga? The answer is a solid yes. With three different programs, you’ll get a lot more from your yoga than you would with just normal practice. Not only will you feel the physical benefits such as strength, endurance and flexibility, but you will also benefit mentally, as you will develop a new sense of calmness as well as relaxation techniques and inner focus.
Have you ever tried CorePower Yoga? Would you recommend it to others? Let us know in the comments below!
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