The word is derived from “yeung” which is a Sanskrit word, meaning “to connect”. There are many yoga institutions that all have their own unique practices and beliefs. But in this article, we have mentioned the 5 most common yoga practices.

In the broad sense, it is a form of exercises which stretches as well as strengthens the human body from several poses called “Asanas”. Some people think that yoga is the realization of inner self-satisfaction while some people think that it is a religion that must be followed. All this statement makes it hard to make a complete implementation of what really is yoga?

Yoga goes far beyond full of difficult routines and simple exercises. Yoga is the union of mind, soul, and body. Yoga comes from the Hindu philosophy used to gain understanding and spiritual harmony.

However, schools, as well as paths, have been established with many variations that are not listed here.


This is the most popular type of yoga and also the one that has often been taught for years. In this practice, people are taught to make their body perfect and also stronger the mind. This technique uses many Asanas, body postures, breathing as well as meditation.


This Yoga practice is another popular type which is much faster compared to other schools of yoga. In this practice, people are taught to a kind of aerobics yoga to convey quick and smooth transitions between poses.


This practice focuses on the awakening and concentration. Kundalini energy is the easiest compared to life energy that dormant in our body. It is generally represented by a coiled snake.


This type of yoga focuses the mind and body by using words and sounds to soothe. The well-known choral “om” is often heard in this school.


This type of school is well known for its focus on sexual spirituality. It also focuses on Kundalini energy, although their intent to awaken is much different than the Kundalini practice.

No matter which school you choose, yoga is a very different practice. Young and old can regularly gain many benefits of practicing yoga and asanas can be adjusted to the physical limitations and other complications. Do not strive only for physical well-being, fight for mentally well-being also.

Traditional Yoga consists of 8 basic paths

  1. Karma Yoga
  2. Bhakti Yoga
  3. Hatha Yoga
  4. Purna Yoga
  5. Maha Yoga
  6. Jnana Yoga
  7. Tantric Yoga
  8. Ashtanga/Raja Yoga

In western world, the term yoga frequently refers to Hatha yoga with its body stance, movements, as well as breathing procedures. The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve the liberation of suffering in the world and the cycle of birth and death. Yoga brings the domination of the body, mind and emotionally and transcendence of desire. They say that with the knowledge of the true nature of reality led gradually.

Written by Terpsichore
I always loved to dance. My name literally means "delight of dancing" and I am the re carnation of the muse of dance. I studied dancing, but this is not enough any more. So much knowledge came to my understanding through the centuries such as yoga and pilates and other forms of body exercises.I don't want to miss any of those..!