7 types of yoga to break the monotony
June 21st is celebrated as the International Yoga Day and let me begin by sharing that I went to my class to practice. Yay for that!
Yoga needs no introduction. While it originated in India, practitioners are all over the world. Until I started practicing regularly, I never knew that there are many forms of Yoga that one can practice. What’s good about the various forms is that they let you stretch differently and focus on different parts of the body.
Here are 7 types of Yoga that I know of:
- Yin Yoga – A slow form that means staying in a posture longer. This type helps to stretch, open up and relax.
- Yoga with props – A form that uses props like blocks, ropes, and chairs to practice. Simple asanas but done differently.
- Power Yoga – A fast paced form that’s fluid and works like a cardio workout.
- Hatha – A form that uses traditional postures aligned with the breath.
- Ashtanga – A fast and strenuous form that uses six established sequences.
- Natya Yoga – A blend of dance and yoga postures done in open spaces with a light music.
- Kundalini – A form that combines meditation, breathing postures, chanting of mantras along with simple asanas.
There are a couple more types but I am no expert. These types are what I have experienced personally. So if you are one who thinks Yoga is too slow for you, try the above and you will know that it’s not a child’s play. You can be an expert who can move freely in a headstand or you could be like me getting her shoulder stand right.
Yoga helps you get you on your own journey. Without the pressure of any competition.
This is post #3 of the 2nd edition of #BarAThon.