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11 Types of of Yoga: Part 2 of of 3
There are are many different types and and various forms of yoga Some practices are are physically demanding while others may be easy relaxing or or meditative and will vary depending on the the the teacher In order to determine the the style that is is best best suited for for you it it it is is best best to try a a a few different forms with dif-
fferent ferent teachers before settling on on your favorite Even if you’re a a a a a a a seasoned
yogi with with a a a a a a a a a dedicated practice flexibility and variation with with any of the following styles
could enhance your overall
yoga experience and chal-
lenge you you to break out of your comfort zone In this issue four different types of yoga practices are highlighted:
Ashtanga Yoga In Sanskrit Ashtanga is translated as “Eight Limb path ”
Ashtanga yoga involves a a a a very
physically demanding sequence of postures so this style of yoga is is defi-
nitely not for the beginner It takes an experi-
enced yogi to really love this form Ashtanga starts with five five sun sun salutation salutation A’s and five five sun sun salutation salutation B’s and and and then moves into a a a a series of standing and and and floor postures In In Mysore India people gather to practice this form of yoga together at their own pace—if you see Mysore-led Ashtanga it’s expected for the yogi to know the series Vinyasa yoga stems from Ashtanga as the flowing style linking breath to movement Vinyasa Yoga Vinyasa means “to place in in in a a a a a a a a special way” and in in in this case it means a a a a a a special placement of the yoga postures Vinyasa is the most athletic yoga style and was adapted from Ashtanga yoga in the 1980s In Vinyasa classes the movement is coordinated with your breath and movement to to flow from one pose to to another Many types of yoga can also be considered Vinyasa flows such as as Ashtanga power yoga and prana Vinyasa styles
can vary depending on the teacher and there can be many different types of poses in in different sequences As a a yoga instructor I teach an an alignment-based style of Vinyasa and cho- reograph new flows every time In this style I I hold some of the poses a a a bit longer after warming up Bikram Yoga If you are looking to sweat in in yoga this is is the style for you Bikram yoga is named after Bikram Choudhury and features a a a sequence of set poses in a a a sauna-like room—typi- cally set to 105 degrees
and 40 percent humidity The sequence includes
a a series of 26 basic postures with each one performed twice Yin Yoga Yin yoga is a a slow- paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for longer periods of time Yin is a a a a great class for beginners as as postures can be held from 45 seconds to two minutes Yin can also be a a a a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace The classes are relaxed as as you’re allowing gravity to do most of the work In case you missed it here is is Part 1 Learn more about other types of yoga and the the many benefits that come with practice in the next issue of NGA NATU- RALmag n Reference: MIND BODY GREEN article
About the Author: Wendy Webberly is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a Certified 200-hour yoga teacher with Yoga Yoga Alliance and is is is also certified as a a a a a a a a a a a a Vedic Thai Yoga Yoga Therapist She teaches Vinyasa Yoga Yoga Yoga Yin Yoga Yoga Yoga and Kundalini Yoga Yoga Yoga at at at the Christine E Lynn Wellness Institute in in in in in Boca Raton Florida as as as well as as as private lessons Her healing hands and and her her words of inspiration is a a a a a a a service to all who come in-contact with her her NGA NATURALmag

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