In This Chapter
Recognizing the difference between Traditional and Power Yoga breathing
Picking up the soft, graceful dance of Power Yoga
Understanding and using energy locks
Maintaining your focus
Setting your internal thermostat
Taking on a pose that lets you practice important Power Yoga principles
As yoga gained popularity in the United States, the different types of yoga began to separate into two major categories — soft and hard. Soft-form yoga practice emphasizes meditation, relaxation, and separate, distinct postures. Hard-form yoga emphasizes attaining physical strength, improving muscle action, and building physical vitality and endurance. Ashtanga Yoga (see Book I, Chapter 1) is a prime example of hard-form yoga, because it involves nonstop, high-energy routines that increase the circulation, raise body heat, and get your heart and ...