7 Different Types of Yoga

Maybe you’ve never tried yoga. Maybe you go once in a while…….. But you’ve only been to yoga once because the rest of the yoga on the schedule sounded too scary and/or boring and/or too hard.
Either way, yoga teacher Virginia Fugman has good news: “Everyone can learn yoga,” she says.” From prenatal yoga to chair yoga, that’s the beauty of yoga. You can find a type of yoga that will serve you in the moment you need it. The thing about life is – we change. Our bodies are changing, our minds are changing, our emotions are changing. No matter where we are in life, yoga can help us become a better person.”
With that in mind, let’s delve into some of the main types. While this is by no means a comprehensive list, it should get you started with some basic facts. But first, take a deep breath and go all the way…….. Release.

Restorative Yoga
With restorative yoga, you will hold the pose for 7-20 minutes. It is stretchy and relaxing and uses props such as blankets and bolsters for body positions. A good restorative yoga can rejuvenate you and rejuvenate you.

Hatha Yoga.
Hatha yoga is a slow-paced yoga that’s great for beginners. It is an umbrella term for yoga that teaches basic asanas in a relaxed setting.

Vinyasa Yoga.
If you’re looking for a way to exercise, Vinyasa Yoga might be your first choice. Vinyasa yoga is more rigorous than those discussed earlier and generally consists of a series of asanas, from one to the other, linking breath and movement.

Bikram or Hot Yoga.
Hydrate before, during and after doing hot yoga because you will become a big sweat ball. Specifically, in Bikram Yoga, you do 26 individual poses in a room heated to 41°C with 40% humidity. Hot yoga sometimes deviates from the order in which Bikram Choudhury advertises it, but it’s basically the same. This type of yoga is for detoxification.

Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga is another physically demanding practice, similar to Vinyasa, but it is a specific set of asanas, performed in a certain order. This type is also sometimes referred to as power yoga.

Anusara Yoga.
In this type of yoga, the focus is on the mind/body/mind connection and the alignment of the body. It was a feel-good course, both mentally and physically.

yin yoga
Yin yoga is designed to stretch connective tissue for up to two minutes. It is a meditative practice and is sometimes paired with yang yoga, which is more energizing and gives you the best of both worlds.