Have you ever wanted to try yoga but you aren’t sure of what kind of yoga practice is right for you? Well in honor of #National Yoga Day, we are breaking down all the types of yoga classes you can attend from physical, to mental, or spiritual, here are five types of yoga practices that anyone can master.
Acro Yoga: AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community. This is my personal favorite type of yoga style, although it can be intense, it is worth it. Acro yoga strengthens your core, balance skills, and upper body strength. I would highly recommend eating before practicing this type of yoga style because you will exude a lot of energy.
Hot Yoga: Just like the name, hot yoga is hot. During hot yoga you are doing a combination of yoga poses in a 105-degree room for 90 minutes. The benefits of Hot Yoga include flexibility and less warm-up time. While hot yoga has become a popular trend, it is important to take some safety measures, drink lots of water to stay dehydrated because extreme cases, it can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Hatha Yoga: Hatha derives from the Sanskrit term ” This physical-based yoga is the most popular and has numerous styles. Hatha yoga classes are best for beginners since they are usually paced slower than other yoga styles. Hatha classes today are a classic approach to breathing and exercises. If you are brand-new to yoga, hatha yoga is a great entry point to the practice.
Kundalini Yoga: Do you feel like your life is slightly unbalanced and you want to get centered? If so, Kundalini you is for you! This type of yoga focuses on your spirituality and physical being. During this yoga practice you releases the energy in your body said to be trapped in the lower spine. These classes really work your core and breathing with fast moving. These classes also can involve chanting, mantra, and meditation.
Iyengar Yoga: Iyengar yoga focuses on alignment as well as detailed and precise movements. During this class, you will be taken through a series of postures while practicing breath control. Generally, poses are held for a long time while adjusting the minutiae of the pose. Iyengar relies heavily on props to help students perfect their form and go deeper into poses in a safe manner This style is really great for people with injuries who need to work slowly and methodically.
Which yoga classes will you be attending?