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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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