30 Minutes of Power

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.8 (94 votes)
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Add some zip to your day with this beginner/intermediate, strengthening power yoga flow. It's a great workout for your core, chest and upper body, and it finishes with a sweet and relaxing savasana.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 10 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

Equipment: Block
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga, Yoga for Strength


Neita 2 months ago

Gracious! Definitely strength-building. Thank you! And great cueing, as usual, especially in the first plank. I always learn something new about my alignment in Rachel's classes.

outdooryoga 4 months ago

The key word in this practice is "power." Poses and positions held a little long, but nothing too difficult to keep up or modify for an intermediate level. I think of this practice as a good way to awaken some muscles I've been neglecting while away from my regular practice.

Raechel.G 4 months ago

I just discovered this class and holy smokes!! Love!! Looking forward to doing this one again and again. Thank you <3

Running Prophet 4 months ago

OK Rachel, with most yoga practices we allow the body to warm up and gather some heat. So why do you begin immediately with an elbow plank and hold it for how long (?) ... one minute? I fortunately went for a 60 minute "warm up" run before the practice ... but my partner had not ... it was brutal!

Rachel Scott 4 months ago

Yah, oh my gosh, I know, it's a doozy! In this sequence, the forearm plank IS the warm up. It's an accessible pose (meaning you don't have to be flexible to get into it) and (obviously) it builds heat and intensity quickly. In my world, power styles classes cultivate intensity quickly and are an invitation to a bit of a butt kicking. A flow style practice would be more movement and mobility oriented off the top, which would probably categorize more of my teaching on this site. With all these practices, you are absolutely empowered to modify them (put your knees down, take a break) if the scales tip from "challenging" to "brutal" :)

Susan Liska 7 months ago

This was challenging for me but I really liked it! It is energizing! Thankyou Rachel!