The different types of yoga

March 09, 2015

Possible scenario: dYou decide to approach a yoga class for the first time and try this ancient discipline. You just want to do yoga, period. But it turns out that there are dozens of types of yoga and you have no idea which one to choose. With this entry on our blog we want to help you decipher the enigma.

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The ultimate goal of all types of yoga is the same: the union of the individual with himself and with the Divine.

Before that, of course, yoga provides us with great benefits: physical well-being, mental peace, emotional balance, etc.

The most suitable type of yoga for you will have a lot to do with your temperament and what you need.

These are some of the best known schools:

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  • Acroyoga: A combination of Hatha yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage.
  • anusara yoga: A style based on principles of alignment, tantric philosophy and community.
  • ashtanga-yoga: A vigorous synchronization of breathing and progressive postures that generate heat to eliminate toxins by sweating.
  • Iyengar-yoga: A method focused on physical alignment and the use of yoga accessories to achieve perfection in postures.
  • kundalini-yoga: A practice that seeks to awaken and release the energy that remains dormant at the base of the spine.
  • sivananda yoga: A classic approach to yoga that is practiced throughout the world following the same sequence of 12 asanas (sometimes with variations) as introduced by its founder in 1936.
  • Vinyasa Flow: A dynamic and fluid sequence of asanas intertwined and harmonized with the flow of breath that derives from Ashtanga yoga.
  • Yoga Nidra: A state of deep and conscious relaxation in which a sankalpa or affirmation is pronounced in the form of a message from the conscious to the unconscious to manifest something in life.
  • Yin yoga: An intense and meditative practice in which the asanas are maintained for several minutes and which seeks to give elasticity to the joints and balance the flow of energy through the meridians, bringing health to the internal organs..

As Swami Vishnudevananda said: “An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of theory”. When we connect with a certain teacher or teacher after practicing with them several times, we know what type of yoga is suitable for our temperament.

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