Article by Jay Franco
If you haven’t practiced Yoga before then you might be confused by the many different types of Yoga practices that are out there. Before deciding which type of Yoga is right for you it’s a good idea to attend a class of each style that interests you so that you can try out each style to see which you prefer. Here’s a brief overview of the most popular types of Yoga to help you get started:
Hatha Yoga – This is by far the most common type of Yoga practiced in the West. Hatha Yoga is a slow paced Yoga practice that focuses on both mind and body. If you’re just starting out you will probably find Hatha Yoga to be the best fit for you.
Vinyasa Yoga – Vinyasa is a type of Yoga practice that focuses on the breath and how breathing affects your body and mind. The physical practice of Vinyasa Yoga is more active than the physical practice of Hatha Yoga
Ashtenga Yoga – Ashtenga Yoga is also commonly called Power Yoga. This form of Yoga is fast paced and very physical. If you are looking for a Yoga practice that will provide a good aerobic workout then Asthenga Yoga is the best choice for you.
Iyengar Yoga – Iyengar Yoga is the best Yoga practice for people who have old injuries or chronic illnesses and want to start a Yoga practice that will help them become more flexible and agile and will help them heal. Iyengar Yoga allows the use of props like blocks and straps to help people align their bodies properly to do the movements.
Kundalini Yoga – Kundalini Yoga is focused primarily on the breath and its effect on health. Kundalini Yoga focuses mostly on rapid, repetitive movements rather than on drawn out poses. There is also a lot of meditation practiced in Kundalini Yoga.
About the Author
Jay Franco has been a Yoga enthusiast since an early age. He is constantly trying to find practical ways of implementing this ancient knowledge into his Western lifestyle.His website is: http://www.yogascienceofbreath.com
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