Prasara Yoga is a new style of yoga, first introduced to the masses in 2005 following the release of PRASARA.Flow Without Thought. It is a 'flow style' of yoga, focusing on not only posing and breathing but also on transitioning between each pose using dynamic movement.
How Is It Different From Other Styles?
Most traditional styles of yoga focus on either posing or structured breathing. Prasara focuses on posing, breathing, and movement - specifically linking poses together with dynamic movement.
Is Prasara Yoga Difficult For A Newbie? What If I'm Out Of Shape?
Prasara Yoga is no more difficult to learn than any other style of yoga. If you're out of shape you can still perform Prasara. In fact, it's a great way to motivate yourself to get in shape!
What Are The Benefits Of Prasara Yoga?
There's almost too many to list! It's a great way to build core strength (abdominal, hip, and spinal muscles). It increases balance, flexibility, and range of motion - which makes it ideal for athletes. Promotes fat loss and builds lean muscle mass. More specifics can be found by reading the benefits of Prasara yoga article I wrote.
How Long Is A Typical Routine? Do I Need A Lot Of Time To Get Into Shape?
There is no limit as to how long your workout needs to be. Some people do a short, 5 minute routine several times a day. Others practice intently for an hour or more every day. To get the most out of your workout, it is recommended that you perform Prasara for 14-18 minutes, 5 times a week - that is enough to work out every major muscle group and start seeing results. If a 14 minute routine is too intense for your, feel free to have a shorter workout and build up to a longer one.
Where Can I Learn Prasara Yoga? There Are No Classes In My Area!
There are several excellent resources available to learn Prasara yoga. If you prefer DVD instruction, Scott Sonnon's PRASARA. Instructional Series 'A' Flows is a great choice, if you have previous yoga experience. If you are new to yoga, I recommend going with the Prasara Primer.