Updated: Jul 16, 2019


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:


Bikram Yoga

26 posesGreat for body alignment


Hatha Yoga

ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon”Slow and gentle movementsGood for winding down at nightGood for calming the mind and being in the present


Vinyasa Yoga

Commonly called “Vinyasa flow” or just “flowThe movements are very interlinkedEach class brings different variations


Kundalini Yoga

“Kundalini” refers to the energy of the Root Chakra, based around the area of the lower spineYou focus a lot on your coreExpect intensity


Ashtanga Yoga

Also referred to as power yogaHigh intensityPowerful energetic flow


Iyengar Yoga

Good for body alignmentIncludes props e.g. blocks and straps


Anusara Yoga

Inspired by Iyengar YogaLots of heart opening posesGood for alignment


Restorative Yoga

RelaxationMeditation and deepened awarenessNice way to calm yourself at the end of a long day


Jivamukti Yoga

Physical, ethical, and spiritual practiceCombination of hatha yoga and vinyasa-based styleSticking 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 ladiesPlenty of core workHigh focus on breathing

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