The different types of yoga

November 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Yoga for beginners, Yoga Tips

Today, there are different types of yoga being taught and practiced. For that reason, it is imperative to choose the right type of yoga for you. Each yoga type has its own way of thinking and methods. You will find out that some styles or yoga are much more physical and based on flexibility or poses while some other styles are more meditative.

Here are presented the different types of yoga for you to make a better choice and decide which yoga style is best for you.

Hatha Yoga

This one does involves physical postures and breathing techniques. This style offer good benefits for your health in a physical way, but also in a spiritual way. You won’t necessary achieve a fit body with this technique, but you will definitely be balancing and strengthening your nervous system.

Jnana Yoga

This style of yoga does not focus on physical benefits, but more on knowledge. This is because this technique involves seven stages: involving study, selft-realization, desire, protection of the mind, developing non-attachment to material objects, letting the world appear like a dream, non attachment to the world and finally knowledge of the truth.

Bikram Yoga

If you are looking for body fitness, this is the kind of yoga that will let you achieve it. It will let you develop all components of fitness and that is muscular endurance, strength, flexibility and weight loos.

Ashtanga

This technique is often referred as power yoga. That technique is a very intense workout and it is aimed at building strength and endurance. Again, this is for you if you are up to the challenge of a very intense workout!

Viniyoga

This one is used more as a therapeutic measure. It is often used by people who have suffered injuries or are recovering from a surgery.

Vinyasa

This last type of Yoga will focus on your breath and coordination. It is a form of yoga that will require you to be physically active.

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