Power yoga is a fitness-based approach to Vinyasa-style yoga.
The practice is quite vigorous and includes a series of poses done in sequence. Power yoga became popular in the mid-1990s when two American yoga teachers began to make the style more accessible to western students.
Yoga Mats for Power Yoga
There are different styles of power yoga popularised by different teachers in the field.
Although the styles may vary from teacher to teacher, the process includes more intense flowing poses compared to chanting and meditation.
Power yoga is a fast paced and intense, designed to develop strength through vigorous and athletic classes.
Choose power yoga if you are looking for a serious workout, rather than the gentle stretching and long postures offered by some of the other styles.
Moving with speed and strength through many different positions over the course of the class, the power yoga student needs a mat that is tough enough to go the distance, but also comfortable enough to protect their bodies from multiple impacts.
It is also vital that the mat is non-slip as this style is not without the danger of the odd tumble if your mat is a little slippery.