10 Effective Power Yoga Poses

Power yoga workouts often act as fat burning option. It is one of the most popular forms of yoga. Unlike the traditional form of yoga, power yoga workout uses dumbbells while practicing it.  There are various exercises included in power yoga module. Always remember, in power yoga workouts, although the poses remain the same, but the real magic lies in performing the same poses along with dumbbells. Here, all you need is a pair of 3-5 pound dumbbells.

1) Tadasana
Tadasana Pose

This pose is also known as the mountain pose. Stand on the floor in a straight position. Hold the dumbbells in your hands. Raise your hands upwards towards the ceiling and stretch them. At the same time lift up your body and try to balance your body on your toes. Remain steady for some time and then release from the pose.

2) Utkatasana
Utkatasana

Stand on the floor in Tadasana pose. (Stand straight on the floor, look straight, hands besides your body) Hold dumbbells in your hands. Raise your hands up in the air. Stretch them. Bend your knees a little in the same way in which a person sits on a car. Remain steady for some time and then release. Repeat this activity every day.

3) Trikonasana
Trikonasana

Stand on the floor in straight position. Hold dumbbells in your hands and bring them in a straight line with your upper body. (Your hands and chest should be in a straight line and parallel to the floor). Spread your legs about 4-5 inches apart from each other. Bend your body to the right side, downward from the hips. Keeps your waist straight, thus allowing your left hand to come up in the air and your right hand comes down and touches the ground. Repeat the same activity on the other side too.

4) Virabhadrasana
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Stand straight on the floor. Move your feet 4 inches apart from each other.  Hold dumbbells in your hands. Raise your hands up in the air, stretch them. Turn your right leg to 90 degrees on the right side & accordingly turn your left leg in the same direction. Keep your back straight. Look upwards towards your hands facing the sky.

5) Kite Pose
Kite-Pose

This pose is also known as Patangasana. Here, you have to stand on the floor in straight pose. Hold dumbbells in your hands. Raise your hands sidewise, parallel to the floor. Raise your right leg from behind and bend forwards (Your leg and your head should be in a straight line, parallel to the ground). Remain steady for some time and then release.

6) Double Angle Pose
Double-Angle-Pose

This pose is known as Dwikonasana in yoga terms. For this one needs to stand on the floor in a straight pose. Look straight. Raise your hands upwards from behind your back. Stretch them. Keep holding the dumbbells all the time. Remain steady for 10-15 seconds and then release from the pose.

7) Standing Side Stretch
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Stand on the floor in straight pose. Hold dumbbells in your hands. Raise your left hand in the upward direction. Stretch it towards the right side from over your head. Repeat the same activity on the right side too.

8) Padahastasana
Padahastasana

Stand straight on the floor. Hold dumbbells in your hands. Bend downwards from your hips to touch your feet with your fingers. Keep your arms stretched in the whole process. Remain in this position for some time and then release.

9) Balasana
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Sit on the floor in Vajrasana position. Hold dumbbells in your hands and raise them up in the air. Bend them forward from above your head. Completely bend forward & rest your hands on the floor in front of you. Remain steady for some time and then release.

10) Bhujangasana
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Lie down on your belly and place your face on your chin. Lift up your chest off the floor. Tilt your face upwards and close your eyes. Place your hands besides your chest. Hold dumbbells in your hands. Do not lift up your thighs or your feet. Remain in this position for 30 seconds and then release.

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