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Power Yoga PDF

Power Yoga PDF

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    Expand your energy and raise your sense of personal power with power yoga, the athletic and dynamic style of yoga that delivers high intensity and quick results. In Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, you will learn the poses, practices, and philosophy of this fitness- and focus-boosting training method to strengthen your body and awaken your spirit.

    This potent practice is a complete workout on its own, but it also offers tremendous benefits when combined with other workouts and sports. In addition to physical strength, stamina, and flexibility, the dynamic movements of power yoga challenge you to develop focus, balance, and purpose that extend to life beyond the yoga mat.

    Dozens of warm-up, power, peak, and cool-down poses are presented in full color, and adaptations to modify or intensify each pose allow you to customize your practice for maximum effectiveness and safety. Sequences ranging from 5 to 60 minutes—including sport-specific sequences for running, cycling, team sports, and high-intensity activities—offer options that match your goals and lifestyle, and the 28-day plan can be adjusted into a plan that works for you, based on the results you want.

    Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit is your vehicle for creating extraordinary physical and spiritual results that you will notice quickly and be able to maintain for a lifetime. Become your most powerful self with power yoga.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Power Yoga Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Power Yoga With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.

    Table of Contents

    Pose Finder
    Why Yoga
    Brief History of Yoga
    The Eight Limbs of Yoga
    How to Use This Book

    Chapter 1. The Power of Yoga
    Yoga for Life Today
    The Physical Practice
    Chapter 2. Intention
    Setting Your Intention
    Cultivating Focus
    Applying the Right Effort
    Chapter 3. Power Principles
    Energy Locks
    Chapter 4. Warm-Up Poses and Sequences
    Opening Poses
    Warm-Up Poses
    Opening Sequences
    Sun Salutations
    Chapter 5. Power Poses and Sequences
    Power Poses
    Power Sequences
    Chapter 6. Peak Poses and Sequences
    Igniting Your Peak
    Peak Poses
    Peak Sequences
    Chapter 7. Cool-Down Poses and Sequences
    Power in Opposites
    Forward Folds
    Final Rest
    Cool Down Sequences
    Chapter 8. Core Strength Poses and Sequences
    Cultivating Core Strength
    Core Poses
    Core Sequences
    Chapter 9. Upper Body Strength Sequences
    What Is Your Upper Body Saying?
    Upper-Body Sequences
    Chapter 10. Lower Body Strength Sequences
    Trust Your Foundation
    Lower-Body Sequences
    Chapter 11. Yoga Within Your Other Workouts
    Power Yoga and Injury Prevention
    Sport-Specific Yoga Sequences
    Chapter 12. Your Power Yoga Plan
    Get the Most Out of Your Practice
    Your Power Yoga Plan: Seuqnces
    About the Author
    Earn Continuing Education Credits/Units

    About the Author

    Leah Cullis, E-RYT 500, is a celebrated power yoga teacher and holistic health coach. Since 2009 she has worked with the Baptiste Institute and her teacher, world-renowned yogi and best-selling author Baron Baptiste, to design and deliver transformational power yoga programs. She has also studied under Jonny Kest and Lama Marut.

    Cullis lives and teaches in Austin, Texas. She leads yoga teacher trainings, workshops, and classes at Wanderlust Yoga. She is the creator and leader of Pillars of Power Yoga, Yoga Journal’s award-winning online course. She is a regular contributor to and has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal.

    Cullis is an all-star teacher with, where she has created the Ultimate Guide to Power Yoga program and a free power yoga challenge that has been joined by over 20,000 participants from around the world. She has been featured in Mantra Magazine,, and Cullis teaches at conferences and festivals across the country and has presented at prestigious institutions such as the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

    Cullis is a two-time ambassador for lululemon in Austin, Texas, and has represented her community at international conferences and retreats. From 2009 through 2016 she organized the Yoga Garden at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, leading a team of nationally recognized teachers who shared yoga with more than 30,000 participants, as part of a presidential initiative encouraging healthy lifestyles for children and families. Her greatest honor is being a mom.


    "Leah Cullis is a true teacher and healer. I’m grateful for her guidance and her teachings that have stayed with me all these years. Now, in Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, her expert guidance and wisdom are available to us all."

    Charles Attal

    Partner at C3 Presents

    Producer of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits Music Festivals

    Board Member of Wanderlust

    "In a world that is increasingly complex and stressful, Leah Cullis' inspiring new book Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit invites you to listen to your own inner guide. Leah offers step-by-step instructions on yoga and meditation practices for life today. Filled with knowledge that comes from years of practice and teaching, the chapters offer you a yoga practice that is free of perfectionism and looking right—and is filled with how-tos for developing your own competencies, your inner well-being, and an embodied sense of what is possible for you on and off your yoga mat. Read this book and get back to the strength and connection that are in you!"

    Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, RYT-500

    Licensed Psychologist

    Professor and Researcher at State University of New York at Buffalo

    “Leah Cullis is a dynamic and passionate yoga teacher! In her book, Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, she shines a light on the profound healing that takes place when one is committed to a daily practice. A must-read for teachers and students!”

    Jonny Kest

    Master Yogi

    Founder of Center for Yoga in Detroit

    “There is no more honorable role in the world than the role of the teacher. Teachers inspire. They heal. They lead. Much of their work is done quietly and without fanfare. It requires deep love and profound humility. The world is so fortunate that Leah Cullis chose the path she did. She’s put in her 10,000 hours, and now she shares her knowledge, heart, and empathy in Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit.”

    Jeff Krasno

    Cofounder and Chairman of Wanderlust

    CEO of Commune

    Author of Wanderlust and Find Your True Fork

    "If you're looking for authenticity—a woman, a teacher, and a friend, through her powerful words, who is truly herself and is flawed, beautiful inside and out, and fan-freaking-tastic—look no further. Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit and its author, Leah Cullis, are simply the real deal.”

    Bethany Lyons

    Founder and CEO of Lyons Den Power Yoga in New York City

    “Leah is not only a guiding light for students but for teachers as well. Leah teaches from the heart with thoughtfulness and clear intention. She possesses the unique ability to take anyone she is leading to a higher level physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Those who are seeking to develop strength, focus, balance, and purpose in yoga, as well as all areas of life, will find this book, Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, to be a must-have.”

    Randi Marks

    Intuitive Healer and Spiritual Teacher

    "I have known Leah Cullis, an inspirational human and yoga teacher, for many years. Power Yoga: Sweat, Strength, and Spirit is full of insight from her years of dedicated practice and understanding of the yoga pathway, from the physical experience of yoga and asana to the spiritual component that is so essential in today’s world. Cullis sheds a new light on how to embody the practice and apply its teachings to life in the modern world."

    Nicole Tsong

    Fit for Life Columnist for The Seattle Times

    Author of Yoga for Hikers and Yoga for Climbers

    Board President of Yoga Behind Bars

    “I am constantly inspired by the heart, clarity, and depth of knowledge Leah consistently brings to her students and her life as a whole. Full of inspiration, practical wisdom, and teachings rooted in years of experience and personal application, Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit will serve both inquisitive students and aspiring teachers as an approachable guide. A true teacher of teachers, Leah’s language is essential, her knowledge is palpable, and her teachings are both elevated and accessible.”

    Kate Waitzkin

    Yoga and Meditation Teacher