Yoga is undoubtedly the most trending topic today. With a special day devoted to celebrating the benefits that Yoga gives to us, it is actually exhilarating to find that there are several types of yoga to choose from.
If you are someone who does not know about the types and has just heard about the simple poses, then it is the time that you consider digging into the subject and know the various genres of Yoga and how benefitting they can be.
Choosing yoga as a way of life or even spending half an hour with it can be a lot more enjoyable experience when you know about the branch of Yoga you practice, its difference from the others and how magically it works on you!
Here are about 10 different Yoga types to know about!
Anusara is known to be the simplest and purest form of Yoga. Here the focus lies more on the way of expressing oneself rather than getting into the drill and stretch into some particular pose. The Yoga teaches you about the acceptance of the world, acceptance of your own self and is the right way to connect to what your heart truly feels.
This is a special Yoga type which works in the form of a series. It has about six poses series which has to be performed together to complete the process. The practitioners basically try to keep their legs off the ground and work meticulously through their body to practice six poses at a go – one after another. The series consists of the breathing exercise too which is called Vinyasa.
This is one of the oldest forms of Yoga which is done at extremely hot temperatures. The room temperature ranges somewhere between 40 to 105 degrees and the yoga poses are practiced in that warm and heated up environment. The key element of this yoga practice is that there are a set of 26 yogic poses which is done all at a go but with double repetitions of each. The Yoga postures, the heat, and the power moves all contribute to bringing out sweat and toxins out of the body to make one clean and pure from inside.
Hatha Yoga is actually a delicate mix of all the forms of Yoga ever known. If you just know the word ‘Yoga’ you probably know about the Hatha Yoga. This form of yoga combines all the forms of yoga to help the person learn about everything in a session. There can be combinations of Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar and more in one session to let you enjoy the benefits of both the world.
This form of Yoga is the most popular today as it stresses more on the muscle stretching, relaxing and getting the body toning as much as possible. In Iyengar Yoga props are used which can be anything from harnesses, ropes, furniture and even straps and blocks to make body tune to poses where there are maximum stretch and maintenance of your own body weight all at your strength. Therefore Iyengar Yoga is a very different field to explore the best of your body.
Here the emphasis is more on the meditation, spiritual thinking and of the philosophies of life. While there are several yogic poses to practice, one can expect a lot of spiritual elements with chanting, references, reading and more.
Known as one of the most meditational yoga practices, the Kripalu Yoga focuses more on the very being of being oneself. There is a three-part schedule which begins with teaching how the body works into different poses then it shifts to holding in positions and staying calm while the third and final step includes meditation and thinking of being one with self. With the practice of the asanas here, you shall be able to find a lot about your body and yourself.
Kundalini Yoga is a branch which deals with the constant movements of the body into certain poses which is known to kill the bad energy and bring out the good energy into practice. The rapid movements bring in a vigorous energy in you that slowly ends with calming you down and making you happy from inside. Think of it as a process of taking out all the frustration and staying at peace!
Prenatal yoga is actually specialized yoga for the women who are pregnant, are planning for pregnancy or even trying to get in shape after a baby birth. This one especially targets the feminine parts and makes the woman bring her body shape to the ideal figure, strength and posture.
A restorative yoga session comprises about 20 minutes of working on several poses which is followed by a restorative sleep practice where the focus is on relaxation. The class observes a closed eye sleeping poses where they aren’t sleeping but not doing anything else too. This is known to calm down the body, relax your mind and de-stress too!
Pick the type of yoga you are desirous of to have a deeper connection with yourself!