Different types of Yoga

They are well over 8 types of Yoga each of them diverse in their movements. There are practices that are warm, hot, and downright sweaty. And there are those that move to each breath or stay in one position for many breaths. The bigger question is “which Yoga is for me?”. Here are some of the well known styles of Yoga.

  • Ashtanga Yoga
    Also called Power Yoga, it’s a physically challenging form of Yoga to build strength, flexibility, and stamina.
  • Bikram Yoga
    A rigorous form of Yoga that’s performed in a hot environment.
  • Hatha Yoga
    Many styles spring from Hatha Yoga. It’s designed to balance body, mind, and spirit.
  • Iyengar Yoga
    This Yoga style focuses on the body and how it works. It’s known for its attention to detail, precise alignment of postures, and the use of props.
  • Integral Yoga
    A gentle variation to Hatha Yoga that seeks to integrate the mind, body, and spirit by giving students the tools they need to live peaceful, healthy and joyful lives.
  • Kundalini Yoga
    Chanting and breathing are emphasized over postures in this ancient practice that’s designed to awaken and control the release of kundalini energy.
  • Sivananda Yoga
    Relaxed and gentle Yoga that encourages a healthy lifestyle with proper exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet and positive thinking with the combination of meditation.
  • Power Yoga
    A general term that’s used to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to Vinyasa-style Yoga.
  • Vinyasa Yoga
    It’s characterized by a focus on dynamic connecting postures that create flows between the more static traditional Yoga postures by linking with the movement of breath.
  • Laughter Yoga
    One of the latest Yoga inspired trends that promotes laughter as a form of exercise to encourages merry mindfulness.