I do some Yoga, too. So I know that it is hard work doing it as good as you do!
Is there a reason why you favor power yoga (beside it obviously creates a absolutely fantastic body)? Do you meditate as well?
Maybe you also have advice for me how to enhance my lotus flexibility?
Hi David! What type of yoga do you typically practice? I was really drawn to power yoga, as I love love love the sequencing. There is always a pose and a counter pose. It is a GREAT style for athletes and is an awesome workout. It is a western style, but does not lose it's meditative qualities. There are still tons of spiritual elements to power yoga which most teachers bring into their classes. It still contains a lot of the "ancient" elements of yoga, while being very relatable to me (someone from the western world). I just love it!!! If you ever get the chance, pick up "Journey Into Power" by Baron Baptiste. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did!!!
You are looking for hip openers, I guess? Try pigeon, double pigeon, or frog pose! Also, doing a dead bug/happy baby pose will open your hips! If you don't know all the names, you should be able to look them up on yogajournal.com's pose finder! You can also go there and just type hip opening as your indication and it will give you a load of answers! Best of luck!