The Different Types of Yoga: A Simple Guide

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Have you been feeling sluggish and tired lately? Have you been missing sleep due to stress? Is your muscle pain bothering you?

Attending regular yoga classes can help if you choose the right one for you. There are many different types of yoga and not all of them aren’t the same.

Some of them focus on the more physical side of things. These will help improve your flexibility and strength.  

If you want to work on your stress levels and mood, there are poses that work more on your overall energy.

Want to learn which one is right for you? Check out this guide to learn more about the different kinds of yoga.

Hatha 

If you’re looking for yoga for beginners, Hatha will suit your needs well. It centers around most of the basic poses that you’ll come across during your yoga journey. It uses many of the physical aspects of yoga but in a way that’s gentle and slow-paced. 

You’ll learn a good balance of poses and breathing exercises. It’s probably the most common type of yoga around because it’s so good for people starting out. Instructors can adjust the program to meet the skill levels of those in the class. 

Vinyasa Flow 

Vinyasa uses both breathing and poses in its practice as well. We will say that it’s a little more physically demanding. They use something called sun salutations. 

As you perform the movements, you’ll work on matching them up with your breaths. You do a series of them to warm up before you get into the real workout. 

Anusara

Anusara yoga is sort of a branch of Hatha yoga. It’s centered around a balance of poses and breathing. It has a certain emphasis on flow and following your heart. 

It centers around the belief that there is goodness in all beings. You’ll find that most Anusara classes that you attend will be happy and lighthearted. 

It’s a lot like yoga therapy in this way. If you have any physical and mental conditions that are hard for you to get through on your own, this practice might be right for you

Ashtanga 

Whereas Hatha yoga is calm and slow-paced, this one is more intense and fast-paced. You’ll always do the same series of poses in the same order. 

Due to the fact that you’ll be bouncing straight from one pose to the next, it can be pretty physically demanding. 

Hot Yoga 

Hot yoga is exactly as it sounds. You’ll sit in a room that’s been heated to 95 degrees and do yoga poses. As you can imagine, you’ll break more than a little bit of a sweat. 

One of the biggest benefits of yoga like this is that the heat can help loosen up your tight muscles. 

Different Types of Yoga You Can Try 

Are you tired of being in pain? Are you always stressed out? One of the many different types of yoga might be able to help. Sign up for classes today and feel the difference. 

Looking for more ways to ease your body and mind? Check out our blog daily for additional articles like this one.

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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