It is a more dynamic version of traditional style of yoga in which power yogis move quickly between poses, but the poses often focus on building strength rather than flexibility, meditation or chanting.
The technique of power yoga was created by Beryl Bender Birch of New York and Bryan Kest based in Los Angeles to make yoga more interesting for westerners. The only aim of power yoga is a farm of keep fit program. While the conventional form of yoga is intended for relaxation and rejuvenation, power yoga is more intense. It is more of an exercise than meditation or relaxation
Benefits of Power yoga
As it is more intense, it is very much useful in weight loss and helps to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, increased cardiovascular circulation and even helping de-clogging blocked arteries.
As it is more intense, before performing power yoga Precaution should be taken.
While practicing power yoga participant should be at least moderately fit otherwise the physically intensive asanas can leave doing more bad than good.