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Different Types of Yoga

by Suzy Stichbury July 25, 2016

Different Types of Yoga

If you’re ready to start yoga, but a little unsure of where to start, you’re definitely not alone. With yoga’s increasing popularity, many people are finding just how many different options they have when it comes to choosing a yoga class that’s right for them.

Different Types of Yoga

Following is a breakdown on some of the most common types of yoga that should help you decide exactly what style is right for you.

  • Vinyasa

Vinyasa means “flow” in Sanskrit, and this popular form of yoga is known for its gentle fluidity in a smooth transition from pose to pose. These classes are movement-intensive and there is definitely focus on a gentle flow throughout the entire sequence. Music is often played in Vinyasa classes to keep the feeling upbeat.

  • Hatha

This type of yoga really just refers to any kind of yoga that teaches physical postures and is one of the most popular styles in the western world. A Hatha class usually consists of a sequence of different poses where you will end up feeling the benefits yoga offers without really working up a sweat.

  • Iyengar

If you want to pay strict attention to proper alignment and a most meticulous type of yoga that really challenges strength in posture, Iyengar is an excellent choice to make. Iyengar usually integrates a lot of props in their classes including blocks, chairs, ropes, and straps. This is an excellent discipline for both mental and physical challenge.

  • Bikram

Also known as “hot yoga” this discipline is done in a room heated hot, hot where you work your way through a series of 26 poses, always following the same sequence. You will seriously sweat like you’ve never sweated before, eliminating toxins, and definitely a few extra pounds. This is an extremely popular discipline of yoga and there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find a Bikram class near you.

  • Kundalini

This is known as the “yoga of awareness” and is practiced to raise kundalini energy through the practice of yoga asanas, prayer, and meditation. There is also a lot of breath work involved in kundalini as it to prepare students to feel a rise in their awareness and personal power.




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