Yoga

Yoga is a focused mixture of breathing, meditation, body posture, balance, strength and flexibility, which is practiced worldwide to help boost physical and mental wellbeing. There are many different types of yoga some, which are more spiritual than others, and some, which require more energy than others. Below I have listed the main ones:

Yoga

Bikram Yoga

  • 26 poses
  • Great for body alignment

Hatha Yoga

  • ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon”
  • Slow and gentle movements
  • Good for winding down at night
  • Good for calming the mind and being in the present

Vinyasa Yoga

  • Commonly called “Vinyasa flow” or just “flow
  • The movements are very interlinked
  • Each class brings different variations

Kundalini Yoga

  • “Kundalini” refers to the energy of the Root Chakra, based around the
  • area of the lower spine
  • You focus a lot on your core
  • Expect intensity

Ashtanga Yoga

  • Also referred to as power yoga
  • High intensity
  • Powerful energetic flow

Iyengar Yoga

  • Good for body alignment
  • Includes props e.g. blocks and straps

Anusara Yoga

  • Inspired by Iyengar Yoga
  • Lots of heart opening poses
  • Good for alignment

Restorative Yoga

  • Relaxation
  • Meditation and deepened awareness
  • Nice way to calm yourself at the end of a long day

Jivamukti Yoga

  • Physical, ethical, and spiritual practice
  • Combination of hatha yoga and vinyasa-based style
  • Sticking to five beliefs shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (nonviolence, non-
  • harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation)
  • Helpful on your journey to becoming enlightened

Prenatal Yoga

  • Great pregnant ladies
  • Plenty of core work
  • High focus on breathing