This is a refreshing power yoga sequence that you can do anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Adding a power yoga routine to your weight loss or overall fitness plan can be extremely beneficial for both your mind and your body. Yoga boosts your metabolism and helps you crave whole foods – at least it does for me.
I found this video (in 4 parts) on YouTube. The instructor’s name is Sadie Nardini. She lives in Brooklyn and here is her website. Here’s the YouTube link (Part 1), and I also embedded the video below. She titles the series “Weight Loss Yoga”. I think that most people get into power yoga for the weight loss benefits, but then stick with it because of how it feels (freakin amazing).
It was a great power yoga sequence – short, but invigorating. Her voice is very nice to listen to, and she’s easy to follow. This type of yoga is called Vinyasa. It’s flow yoga. You flow through “vinyasas”, which are like little dances (for example: start in plank pose, then lowering down, then up-dog, then down-dog). You hold the strength poses briefly to build long, lean muscle. This is the metabolism booster
Sadie likes to use “fists of fire“, which reminds me of the pilates term “breath of fire”. ”Fists of fire” are just extending your arms, then pulling in with fists, and repeating. It keeps the heart rate up and makes it easier to hold the poses, in my opinion. Fists of fire give this power yoga routine an element of cardio (hence the name weight loss yoga).
The full sequence is about 36 minutes long, and it flew by when I did it. I hope you enjoy!