Top 7 most common types of Yoga

There are many different types of yoga today to make a problematic situation for beginners but it is best to choose a type of yoga that is suitable for everyone in accordance of,

  • Fitness
  • Physical
  • Spiritual goals
  • Health

Listed below are the types of yoga which are most common and they all are briefly described to help you select the type which suits your requirements.

IYENGAR YOGA

This type of yoga focuses exclusively on the alignment and precise movements. Yoga prop, for instance, blocks as well as straps are usually used in this type of yoga for beginners which are not as the experts and flexible to balance for injuries. This yoga props poses are comfortable which means all people can easily do that. Because of its attention to detail and the flexible change of poses, this type of yoga is often a good form of exercise for people with back pain or neck pain. In this type, the teacher focuses more on the direction and inner awareness. This awareness starts with all parts of body if one continues regularly practice.

ASHTANGA YOGA

This type of yoga is known as “Power Yoga” commonly as it focuses on a powerful flowing movement. These movements are pushups and lunges that deal with strength and endurance. These types of yoga are best for people who have successfully overcome injuries and are looking for a more advanced practice. This type of yoga is used by people who are athletic, such as, runners, gymnasts as well as cyclists who would like to add additional balance along with concentration to their schedules.

BIKRAM YOGA

This yoga type is also known as “hot yoga” because this practice is performed in a hot space/room. These types of yoga are excellent to boost flexibility as the heat helps the tissue to stretch. Please keep in mind that this type of yoga isn’t appropriate for people with cardiovascular disease.

VINIYOGA

Type of yoga that is link with movement in flowing and breathe exercises that are tailored to each individual. This is often a good form of yoga for people with back and neck injuries for the reason that it can be without difficulty adapted by anybody.

RAJA YOGA

This type of yoga seeks liberation through meditation. These types of yoga are for those who are only capable of intense concentration.

BHAKTI OR DEVOTIONAL YOGA

This type of yoga focuses on self-surrender in the face of the Divine.

MANTRA YOGA OR YOGA OF POTENT SOUND

These types of yoga aim at liberation by the verbal or mental repetition of power sounds, called

“Om”

“Um”

“Ram”

 

There are many yoga facilities to choose from. It is also a good idea to get into a class, discuss first with the teacher and know their philosophy and beliefs about yoga which will help you find the most appropriate type of yoga for you.

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..!