Types of Yoga

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Types of Yoga

When you're just starting out, knowing which type of yoga is right for you can be a challenge. Your sister may recommend Jivamukti Yoga, while your best friend swears by Bikram Yoga. However, choosing the yoga workout that's best for you requires thinking about your fitness goals and what spiritual benefits you hope to gain from your practice. Do you want to simply increase your flexibility? Would you prefer to reduce your overall stress level? Or is yoga a full lifestyle choice for wellness and peace of mind?

At LoveToKnow Yoga, we'll help you decide which type of yoga is right for you by providing a brief review of the various yoga styles.

Where to Begin

Hatha Yoga is one of the fundamental types of yoga. If you're a beginner, it's best to master this style of yoga before moving on to other types of classes. Most yoga studios and many fitness centers offer classes in Hatha yoga.

Once you've got a solid grasp of the various postures used in Hatha yoga, you can move on to options such as Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, hot yoga, or Power Yoga.

As it increases in popularity, yoga continues to evolve. Dance fans can tone up and slim down with Yoga Booty Ballet. Children can practice a modified version of yoga in a kid's yoga class. Or, if you're feeling really brave, there's always nude yoga.

Once you've decided what type of yoga you're interested in, check out LoveToKnow Yoga's recommendations for yoga books, yoga videos, and yoga DVDs.

Types of Yoga