7+ Major Types Of Yoga You Need To Know

7+ Major Types Of Yoga You Need To Know

*Types Of Yoga*

        Yoga is one of the most well-known physical practices worldwide and there are armies of devotees who depend on it. The advantages of yoga are additionally stored extensively and you may like to improve your quality, adaptability, and offset with standard practice. Additionally, yoga enables you to discharge pressure, calms your thinking, and encourages you to release. There is a wide assortment of yoga commands to browse. Be that as it may, it can be a little confusing simply in the event that you are an apprentice and have no clue about your Kundalini from your Iyengar. All things considered, the rule of thumb is to choose a style that suits your current level of well-being and in a state of harmony with your character. Identifying what you want to achieve through your yoga practice will likewise help you focus on a style that suits you best.

Types Of Yoga

Here are the 9 major types of Yoga:-

1 • Ashtanga Yoga:-
       This is a method in which a set series of poses are linked by vinyasa (flowing movement) and synchronized with the breath, which produces intense internal heat and purifying sweat. Students begin with the primary series and then move on once the poses have been mastered.
       There are six series in all. Classes are vigorous and challenging.
       Ashtanga means ‘eight-limbed yoga’ and refers to the eightfold path outlined by the sage

Ashtanga Yoga

2 • Bikram(Hot Yoga):-

       A series of 26 poses and breathing exercises repeated twice in a room heated to 40°C. The purpose is to warm up the muscles quickly and promote detoxification through sweat. Most classes do not include inversions. Students need to wear clothes that will let them
perspire freely and you need to bring water and a towel with you.

Bikram(Hot Yoga)

3 • Hatha Yoga:-
       This is a holistic yogic path, including moral disciplines, physical postures (asana), purification procedures (shatkriya), poses (mudra), yogic breathing (pranayama), and meditation. The
Hatha yoga predominantly practiced in the West consists mostly of asana work. It also recognized as a stress-reducing practice.

Hath Yoga

4 • Iyengar Yoga:-
       The method that teaches awareness through attention to anatomical precision and alignment in poses. There is an emphasis on healing physical ailments.
       Poses are held longer than in other styles. Most of the classes include standing, seated and twisting
poses; backbends and inversions whilst props are used as learning tools.

Iyengar Yoga

5 • Kundalini Yoga:-
       An energetic style of yoga composed of repetitive movements that differ from those in other styles and promote the release of Kundalini energy (Kundalini means
‘serpent power’ which is believed to reside in this base of the spine).
       Classes focus on kyrias, or sequences, designed for a therapeutic purpose & include relaxation, chanting or the repetition of mantras.

Kundalini Yoga

6 • Power Yoga:-
       American adaptation of Ashtanga/Power Yoga is a rigorous & dynamic practice. It is one of the most physically challenging forms of yoga where poses can be advanced and held for long durations. Classes can also be spiritually intense, in a non-preachy way.

Power Yoga

7 • Sivananda Yoga:-
       This is a spiritually-focused practice emphasizing Vedanta philosophy and the recitation of mantras. It incorporates techniques from all the yoga paths - karma (selfless service), bhakti
(devotion), raja (cultivation of the mind), and jnana (knowledge) yoga.

Sivananda Yoga

8 • ViniYoga:-
       This is a method that emphasizes the unique needs of each individual. It gives practitioners the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and transformation. It is a
gentle therapeutic, healing practice placing less emphasis on vigorous movement. This practice is often taught one-on-one and is highly suitable for those with health problems.

Vini Yoga

9 • Vinyasa Yoga:-
       This is a derivative of Ashtanga Yoga. It is a flowing sequence of asanas coordinated with the breath. Classes can be vigorous or meditative, depending on the teacher.

Vinyasa Yoga


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