Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Types Of Yoga

 The following are the types of yoga

a) Hatha Yoga:-
This is a holistic yogic path, including moral disciplines, physical postures, purification procedures, poses, yogic breathing, and meditation. The Hatha yoga predominantly practiced in the West consists mostly of asana work. It is also recognized as a stress-reducing practice.

 Hatha Yoga Poses For Beginners

Benefits of Hatha Yoga:-
  • Develops Balance and Proprioception.
  • Helps to Maintain Healthy Joints.
  • Stimulates The Immune System.
  • May Reduce Inflammation and Inflammatory Disease.
  • Improves Sleep Quality.
  • It Helps Develop Discipline and Self Control.
  • Builds Flexibility and Mobility.
  • Builds Strength and Core Stability.

b) Lyengar Yoga:-
This is a method that teaches awareness through attention to anatomical precision and alignment in poses. There is an emphasis on healing physical ailments. Poses are held longer than in other styles. Most classes include standing, seated, and twisting poses; backbends and inversions whilst props are used as learning tools.

Lyengar Yoga Poses For Beginners

Benefits of Lyengar Yoga:-
  •  Increased Flexibility.
  •  A Calmer Mind.
  •  Pain Relief.
  •  Improved Posture.
  •  Protection from Disease.
  •  Improved Breathing.

c) Kundalini Yoga:-
An energetic style of yoga composed of repetitive movements  that differ from those in other styles and promote the release of Kundalini energy (Kundalini means ‘serpent power’ which is believed to reside in this base of the spine). Classes focus on kyrias, or sequences, designed for a therapeutic purpose and include relaxation, chanting and the repetition of mantras.

Chakra Of Kundalini Yoga

Benefits & Risk Of Kundalini Yoga:-

d) Ashtanga Yoga:-
This is a method in which a set series of poses is linked by vinyasa and synchronized with the breath, which produces intense internal heat and purifying sweat.

Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Poses

Benefits Of Ashtanga Yoga:-
  •  Improve flexibility.
  •  Increase in strength.
  •  Increase muscle tone.
  •  Improve cardiovascular fitness.
  •  Increase focus and creativity.
  •  Lower blood pressure.

e) Vinyasa Yoga:-
Vinyasa means "to place in a special way" and, in this case, yoga postures. Vinyasa is the most athletic yoga style. Vinyasa was adapted from Ashtanga yoga in the 1980s. Many types of yoga can also be considered vinyasa flows such as ashtanga, power yoga, and prana.

Vinyasa  Flow Yog

Benefits Of Vinyasa Yoga:- 
  • Endurance and strength training. Because the challenging poses are done in quick succession, Vinyasa yoga helps build muscle strength while improving your fitness.
  • Stability and balance.
  • Cardio workout.
  • Lower stress, less anxiety.

f) Bikram Yoga:-
Is named after Bikram Choudhury and features a sequence of set poses in a sauna-like room typically set to 105 degrees and 40% humidity. Choudhury faced sexual assault and harassment lawsuits in the U.S. and fled to Mexico in 2017. Many studios that were formerly Bikram now practice hot yoga.

Benefits Of Bikram Yoga:-
  •  Builds strength, flexibility, balance, and tremendous endurance.
  •  Prevents chronic illnesses and injuries.
  •  Weight loss and toning.
  •  Improves posture.
  •  Promotes better sleep.

g) Yin Yoga:-
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for longer periods of time. Yin can also be a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace.

Benefits Yin yoga:-
  •  Calms and balances the mind and body
  •  Reduces stress and anxiety
  •  Increases circulation
  •  Improves flexibility
  •  Releases fascia and improves joint mobility

h) Restorative Yoga:-
Restorative yoga is a type of yoga known for its relaxing, calming, and healing effect. It has its roots in the yoga of B.K.S. Iyengar, who developed a yoga that allows students to practice without any strain or pain. This was developed into a whole style of yoga which was considered ideal for those recovering from injuries or illnesses.

Restorative Yoga Poses

Benefits of Restorative Yoga:-
  •  Enhances flexibility.
  •  Deeply relaxes the body.
  •  Stills the mind.
  •  Improves the capacity for healing and balancing.
  •  Balances the nervous system.
  •  Boosts the immune system.

i) Prenatal Yoga:-
Prenatal yoga is a style designed for pregnant women to practice, regardless of their due date. The mixture of stretching, controlled breathing, and mental focus offers a variety of benefits to expectant mothers. This form of yoga can also increase strength and flexibility in the muscles used during childbirth.

Prenatal Yoga Poses

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:-
  •  Improved sleep.
  •  Increased strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  •  Decreased nausea.
  •  Decreased carpal tunnel syndrome.
  •  Decreased headaches.

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