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Have you tried power yoga? - The Salt Box
Power yoga is brisk and athletic. It is like an aerobics class that’s based on the mat. For athletes who are normally charging up a mountain on foot or bike, or crossing the ocean with a high-speed stroke, this form of stretching will appeal to their dynamic nature. I recently enjoyed a power yoga class at a boutique gym in Hout Bay, which was a welcome change from the speedrunning I do on the track and the high-energy body conditioning classes I favour at my home gym. Instructor Lisa Kruger made us all feel right at home by encouraging subtle but accurate corrections as we eased our way through the poses – until she only needed to instruct by voice and no longer to correct actual postures. Finding its origins in Vinyasa yoga – a popular style of this ancient art in which poses are performed in a continuous, flowing and fast-paced manner – this class is well suited to the ambitious and time-pressured. But, and it’s a big but, class members will emerge with so many more of the postural, strength and balance benefits that yoga can provide over other fitness classes. READ: What the heck are yoga retreats? …