As we all know, yoga is one of the most enjoying exercises across the world. People may think different because of the impossible and weirdly twisted poses when you think of the word “Yoga”. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which means “to yoke” the spirit and the physical body together. It has evolved thousands of years and embraces the wide range of styles and disciplines.
In some study, yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure and increases the person’s strength and flexibility. On the other hand, it helps in energizing the body whilst calming the mind.
Here is a quick guide on how to learn yoga and the extended version of each Yoga style:
Aerial: Fluid, acrobatic yoga in a hammock.
Anusara: Playful. Expect to laugh and go upside down.
Ashtanga: Athletic and vigorous.
Bikram: Consistent poses in a very heated studio.
Hatha: Foundation for many yoga styles. Great for beginners.
Hot: Make sure to bring a towel — or two!
Iyengar: With a focus on structure, usually uses blocks and straps for support.
Kundalini: Focuses on meditation and breathing.
Power/Flow/Vinyasa: An athletic and physically challenging style.
Pre and Post-natal: Gentle Hatha yoga is ideal for pregnant women to help lower stress.
Yin: A slow class that will take you deeper than you’ve ever gone.
Yoga for the beginner needs a series of sessions to make progress and move up to a more advanced program. However, there are many yoga practitioners who practice moderate temperatures and receive fantastic health benefits from their daily routine.