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6 YOGA TYPES: HOW EACH TYPE DIFFERS

6 YOGA TYPES: HOW EACH TYPE DIFFERS

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Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals. There are many styles of Yoga to choose from. Here’s a guide to understanding some of the most popular options and whether they suit your physical and mental needs.

HATHA YOGA 

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Hatha Yoga. Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation

  • STYLE: A gentle, slow-paced style, focused on controlling breathing and holding poses for a short time.
  • IDEAL FOR: Ideal for beginners. The simple stress-relieving poses are good starting point.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Comfort is the key. Loose or form-fitting clothing will do.

ASHTANGA 

The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which asana or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or pranayama.blogedin

  • STYLE: Its better known as power yoga. This style is faster paced and more physically demanding.
  • IDEAL FOR: It’s ideal for seasoned yogis. This style requires strength and endurance to get the most of it.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Fitted, stretchy clothing will allow for deep stretching and twisting.

VINYASA

The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example. In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Ashtanga, Baptiste Yoga, Jivamukti, Power Yoga, and Prana Flow could all be considered vinyasa yoga.blogedin

  • STYLE: This style focuses on breathing paced with the movement through poses.
  • IDEAL FOR: Weight loss. the faster pace and strength building poses in this style increase calories burn.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: A supportive bra and breathable fabric are necessary to flow through these fast-paced poses.

IYENGAR

Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility, and stability is gained through the asanas. B.K.S.blogedin

  • STYLE: Blocks are straps are often used to provide proper alignment to support joint and muscle health.
  • IDEAL FOR: Relieving back or neck pain. Consult a doctor about restorative yoga options and best poses for your pain.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Feeling comfortable and relaxed is the key. Think relaxed, loose clothing items.

KUNDALINI

Kundalini Yoga (kuṇḍalinī-yoga), also known as laya yoga, is a school of yoga that is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra schools of Hinduism. It derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana.

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  • STYLE: Involves chanting mantras and breathing through energizing movements.
  • IDEAL FOR: A spiritual experience. This is one of the more unique yoga types and isn’t for shy, quiet yogis.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Feeling comfortable and relaxed is the key. Think relaxed, loose clothing items.

BIKRAM

Bikram Yoga is a system of yoga that Bikram Choudhury synthesized from traditional hatha yoga techniques and popularized beginning in the early 1970s. All Bikram Yoga Beginning Series classes run for 90 minutes and consist of the same series of 26 postures, including two breathing exercises. Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga style, and is ideally practiced in a room heated to 35–42 °C (95–108 °F) with a humidity of 40%.Blogedin

  • STYLE: It is better known as hot yoga. It is a 90 minutes practice of moving through 26 poses in 105 degrees heat.
  • IDEAL FOR: It is ideal for flexibility. The heat and extended period of stretching boost flexibility and strength.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Think Lightweight, form-fitting sweat-wicking fabric, and bring a towel for your mat.

Yoga poses to stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion. With regular practice, they’ll improve your flexibility. … And even though yoga is not aerobic, some research finds it can be just as good as aerobic exercise for improving health.

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Salman S. Khan

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