Compare and Contrast 3 Types of Yoga (Part 1)

With its increasing popularity, yoga is gaining new thousands of followers. Many join the yoga movement to enhance their cardiovascular fitness, but also to enhance overall wellbeing.

For the fitness enthusiasts among us, yoga might still appear to be too gentle for them. However, it actually depends greatly on the types of yoga that they choose to practice. Yoga can be a great workout even for the very fit people, or it can create a great balance to help people get into shape and prepare for other high-demand sports and disciplines.

Different yoga styles can be great tools to develop stamina, strength, and body awareness for those expecting to increase their overall fitness. Other types of yoga can ease and relax to relieve stress. And this is only the tip of the iceberg when mentioning what yoga can do for your overall health and fitness.

But, how do you know which yoga styles are the best for you to practice when there are uncountable yoga styles these days. All of these styles, however, are related to one of the three yoga styles: Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin

When comparing these three main types of yoga, we mainly differ them on the basis of their activity level ưhich impact on our autonomic nervous system (ANS).

Our ANS monitor all involuntary systems of the body such as blood circulation, digestion, hormonal balance, and immune system.

So, let’s take a much closer look at these three main types of yoga and their benefits 

The Main Benefits of Hatha Yoga:

Hatha Yoga is the oldest style and is often believed to be the foundation of all existing yoga styles today. It aims to purify and control the physical body. And as a result of these practices, yogis also begin to gain control over the mind