A Beginner’s Guide to Major Styles of Yoga (Part 2)

Hatha
Hatha yoga is a common term that refers to a type of yoga that focus on physical postures which is often taught in the West. When a class is promoted as Hatha, it commonly means that yogis will get a gentle introduction to the most easy and basic yoga postures. Practice Hatha Yoga probably won’t work up a sweat although they might finish the class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed.

Hot Yoga
Largely considered to be he same thing as Bikram with the only difference of hot yoga is that it deviates from Bikram’s sequence in some small way, leading to the creation of a different name. The room will be heated and practitioners will sweat like hell, so make sure our mats and accessories specifically designed for hot yoga classes.

Iyengar
Iyengar yoga was invented and popularized by B.K.S. Iyengar which is a very special style of yoga, with utmost attention emphasizing on finding the proper alignment in a pose. In order to assist each student get the proper alignment, an Iyengar studio will store a wide array of yoga props, including blocks, blankets, straps, chairs and bolsters. There is limited jumping around in Iyengar classes, so your heart rate won’t go up, but you’ll be thrilled to discover how physically and mentally challenging it is to practice them. Iyengar teachers must go through a comprehensive training process — if practitioners have an injury or chronic disease condition, Iyengar is the best choice to offer the knowledgeable instruction for a speedier recovery from an injury or to relieve sore, tend muscles.

Restorative
Restorative yoga is an excellent way to relax and soothe stressful nerves. Also known as yin yoga, it leverage bolsters, blankets, and blocks to help students set into passive poses for the best benefits without having to exert any effort. A good restorative class is more rejuvenating than a nap, gyms or any other form of sport.