Types of Yoga


Ashtanga Yoga is one of the popular styles of Yoga.

The other popular Yoga styles are:

  • Bikram Yoga
  • Japa Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Raja Yoga
  • Janma Yoga
  • Satyananda Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Thapa Yoga
  • Mantra Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Purna Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Vini Yoga

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Hatha Yoga

One of the most popular Yoga styles to be practiced in the US is Hatha Yoga. This yoga form is also quiet popular in Europe. Physical postures and breathing exercises are combined in this yoga style. Some commonly used styles of Hatha Yoga are :

  • Iyengar
  • Viniyoga
  • Ashtanga
  • Kripalu
  • Ananda
  • Bikram
  • Anusara
  • Kundalini

Hatha Yoga is beneficial in treating behavioral changes, neurological disorders and other cognitive ailments associated with advancing age. Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis are also said to have benefited from Hatha Yoga. However, these claims have not been substantiated. For further details you can check “YogaWiz.Com” and “SanatanSociety.Org.”

Astanga Yoga – part of Hatha Yoga

Patanjali described the eight limbs of Yoga in the “Yoga Sutra”. These are :

1.Yogasanas – Yoga postures
2.Yamas – eternal vows
3.Dhyana – concentrated meditation
4.Pranayamas – breathing exercises
5.Samadhi – Ultimate Yoga meditation
6.Niyamas – observances
7.Pratyadhara – shutting out the outside world and exploring the interior
8.Dharana – focusing on a thing or a place

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Ashtanga Yoga is a part of Hatha Yoga, which encompasses the physical aspect of yoga. The other style of yoga, which is based on the physical aspect is Raja Yoga.

Yoga for women

Is the stress of managing both personal and professional life weighing you down? Add to this the menstrual blues, discomforts of menopause and other gynecological problems. Coping with all these is a commendable task. At the end of the day you feel drained off, all your energy. Recharge yourself with a regular Yoga session. The latter generates physical stamina and also establishes a mental strength, which fortifies you to handle any situations, be it middle age symptoms or approaching motherhood.

Yes, there are yoga exercises for pregnant women as well. Special exercises have been developed for pregnant women. It is said that it eases the pain of child birth and also takes care of post natal symptoms. The postures also help to maintain the baby in the correct position. It is advisable that you consult your doctor before undertaking any such exercises. It is also recommended that you seek the services of a skilled instructor, to guide you. For details about Yoga exercises during pregnancy, you can refer to “YogaHolidays.Net.”

You must have experienced mood swings, discomforts, cramps and pain before the start of your menstrual cycle. All these are termed as premenstrual syndrome. Special yoga exercises help to drive out the blues of such syndromes.

Yoga for Fibromyalagia

Have you often complained of a sharp or consistent back ache? Remember the post viral fever state, when you felt completely depleted of energy, every muscle in your body screamed out in pain? Well fibromyalagia syndrome (FMS) is something like that. It is said that a gentle regular Yoga session may help reduce the aches of your body. For detailed information, you can check at “YogaHolidays.Net.”


Yoga for Special Children

There are specially designed Yoga lessons for children suffering from downs syndrome, microcephaly, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy or autism. The programs are aimed to enhance strength, flexibility and awareness. For more details on such programs we suggest, you refer to “SpecialYoga.Com.”