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WARRIOR I & II YOGA VIDEO: Power Yoga Poses
Lucas Rockwood demonstrates Utkatasana Pose, Virabhadrasana I, and Virabhadrasana II, commonly referred to as chair pose, and warrior I & II in Power Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga classes. These 3 poses are now taught in many different yoga schools internationally, but they originated as part of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic practice where the breath and movements are synchronized to produce internal heat that purifies, strengthens, and opens up the body. http://www.yogabodynaturals.com/articles
POWER YOGA POSE BENEFITS: Utkatasana Pose (chair pose)
Yoga attracts many people who have hurt their knees doing some other type of physical activity such as tennis or soccer. Yoga is excellent for healing knees, but it’s not a magic pill; and students need to practice carefully and slowly. Standing yoga postures from Power Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga classes such as Utkatasana Pose are excellent for balancing your strength and flexibility which is the definition of a healthy joint.
POWER YOGA POSE BENEFITS: Warrior I & Warrior II
Most people motor right through the warrior pose sequence in yoga classes, but these postures are actually much more than just warm-ups. Warrior I in particular (if held for 20, 30 or even 60 breaths) is extremely powerful for strengthening the legs, but even more so, opening and releasing the hips. Warrior 2 allows you to build balance and stability down into the joints while expanding the font of the body.
POWER YOGA: The Practice
Power yoga classes today are often built around these three yoga postures: Utkatasana, Warrior I, and Warrior II. What’s great is that these three postures are challenging for all levels of students. http://www.yogabodynaturals.com/about.html