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5 Power Yoga Workouts to Warm You Up This Winter

It's time to generate some heat.

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It’s winter. It’s cold. You’re stuck inside. If you’re craving a solid sweat session, look no further. All you need is your smartphone (and maybe a yoga mat). These power yoga practices on YouTube offer you the chance to move through a fast-paced flow from anywhere.

You’ll sweat. You’ll build strength and flexibility. And you’ll move some of that dormant energy trapped in your body. Leave it all on the mat. We promise you’ll feel better when you do.

5 Power Yoga Workouts to Sweat It All Out

A 30-minute sequence combining power moves and stretching

If you’re looking for a power sequence that is both challenging and restorative—the best of both worlds, IMO—consider this practice from Travis Eliot. For the first 15 minutes, you’ll move through an intermediate-level power flow. In the second half of class, you’ll stretch out your warmed-up muscles through more restorative postures. Named “Flow and Stretch,” the class is the perfect combination of sweat-inducing movements with stress-relieving poses.

More from Travis Eliot: 10 Yin Yoga Poses to Help You Overcome Fear

A 15-minute power yoga class for when you’re short on time

Only have a few minutes to spare? You don’t need an hour-long practice to work up a sweat and loosen up your muscles. In this sequence from SarahBethYoga, you’ll flow through a series of postures designed to strengthen your entire body, including Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) and Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Splits). At the end of this practice, you’ll feel as though you’ve worked your entire body—in a good way.

A beginner-friendly power flow

You don’t need to be an advanced yogi in order to move through a power flow. This practice from Arianna Elizabeth was specifically designed with beginners in mind. In this 20-minute sequence, you’ll flow through a series of sweat-inducing postures, while simultaneously stretching your deep muscles. We promise: your body will feel renewed and restored after this practice.

See also: These 10-Minute Yoga Practices for Beginners Can Be Done Anywhere

A 40-minute power sequence for when you time to spare

If you’re searching for an intermediate-level power sequence, look no further. This power yoga flow from Cat Meffan is the perfect practice if you don’t want a beginner-oriented class—or one designed for an advanced practitioner. In this sequence, you’ll flow through a series of fast-paced movements, as well as more restful poses, fusing restorative breathwork with strength-building postures. This is a great class to try first thing in the morning or as a midday break.

A morning power flow to start your day

Prefer to practice right when you wake up? Try this 30-minute power yoga sequence from Jessica Richburg. In this flow, you’ll move through a series of energizing postures, including Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III Pose) and High Lunge, as well as some hip-opening movements that will invigorate your entire body. You’ll head into your day feeling energized and centered.

See also: The 6 Best Travel Yoga Mats to Practice Anytime, Anywhere


From Yoga Journal