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The types of yoga: to help you choose

March 08, 2017

How can you distinguish between types of Yoga of others? The difference can be very subtle, and you are not sure what kind of Yoga you want to do? Because it is a question that many ask us, today we present some of the forms that exist in Spain so that you can find the one that suits you best. Hatha Yoga El Hatha Yoga It is the yoga of postures, it is the yoga method that works the physical body to facilitate meditation and the balance of opposites. Traditional hatha incorporates postures to increase flexibility and strength, breathing exercises (pranayama), cleanses, energy locks (bandhas), and hand postures (mudras) to direct and enhance vital energy (prana) in the body. Today the term is used to simply refer to a slow and deep posture practice. It is a very good introduction to yoga, as it is the basis of the other styles of physical yoga. Iyengar Yoga This type of yoga was created by the guru BKS Iyengar. One of the characteristics of Iyengar yoga is that it consists of a practice focused on the alignment of the body in each posture. It uses about 200 traditional asanas and 14 pranayama exercises, grouped in certain sequences, depending on the level of each student. Kundalini Yoga Kundalini Yoga is a school of yogic discipline whose central technique is to awaken the kundalini: the pranic energy found at the base of the spine. It is a style of spiritual and devotional yoga, which often involves chants and mantras. Vinyasa Yoga Vinyasa is the Sanskrit name given to the link between breath and movement. Although this link is an inherent part of the asana practices in yoga, the vinyasa has the peculiarity of synchronizing each movement with an exhalation, retention or exhalation. It is a dynamic and fluid practice. Ashtanga Yoga Ashtanga actually means "eight steps" in Sanskrit, which were the elements of yoga described by Patanjali. For this reason, yoga from a classical perspective is always ashtanga because all its practices are part of a larger system. It emphasizes the physical aspect of yoga, that is to say that it is derived from hatha yoga, but unlike its slow pace, ashtanga yoga is based on postures and fluid movements, linked to breathing and constitutes a system of vigorous and demanding series. . acro yoga acro yoga It is a recent style that is inspired by yoga and involves balance, teamwork, confidence and coordination. Yoga Nidra Yoga Nidra it is the yoga of conscious sleep. It is a state of deep meditation in which physical relaxation occurs and greater rest is achieved than during sleep. Yin Yoga EL Yin Yoga It is a practice with postures that are maintained for several minutes and in which we do not activate the muscles. In this way, we can directly affect the connective tissues of the body: tendons, ligaments and fascia. Also Includes Chinese Medicine Concept Elements. Sivananda Yoga Sivananda follows the teachings of traditional yoga. The Sivananda school is based on the raja yoga of Patanjali, as well as other classical yoga texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. It takes up the traditional paths of yoga, it is medicinal and mystical, and it sees yoga not only as a series of practices but as a comprehensive lifestyle for health, inner balance and emotional awakening. ayurvedic yoga It uses the different yoga techniques (postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation) to give everyone what they need to return to health and comprehensive well-being. We hope that it has helped you to solve the doubts you had before about the types of Yoga. Remember that you can also visit us and find a selection of products in one of our physical stores. ¡Thank you!

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