Learn About The Most Popular Yoga Types In The World (Part 1)

Over thousands of years of development, Yoga today has become diverse and divided into 14 different types of Yoga to suit the condition and needs of each person.

Beginners often get confused in their distinction and choose Yoga classes, so today SaigonDance will introduce to you 14 types of Yoga that are popular today.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the premise and foundation of all other types of Yoga. Hatha Yoga gentle yoga, suitable for beginners or those who are proficient in Yoga and want to relax. Practicing Hatha Yoga, you will practice physical exercises (collectively called asanas or asanas) in order to regain balance for the body through stretching, stretching, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation.

Iyengar Yoga

Created by B.K.S. Iyengar, this type of yoga is great for people who are experiencing trauma problems. Iyengar emphasizes detail, accuracy and alignment in performing the postures (asana) and breathing control (pranayama)

Iyengar Yoga is often practiced with equipment (such as strings, practice pillows, blankets, etc.) to support the postures. The device allows students to perform poses correctly, minimizing the risk of injury or stress, suitable for practicing at any age or different subjects.

Usually Iyengar Yoga will need detailed instructors, so you should only attend classes with a limited number of moderate students, not too many.

Kundalini Yoga

In yoga, « kundalini » refers to an underground source of energy in the spine. The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken, exploit and release this energy.

Kundalini Yoga is one of the most mysterious forms of yoga in terms of mental and physical activities. It focuses on breathing, chanting, meditation and hand gestures, so most exercises are done in a sitting position.

Kundalini yoga will help develop the mind, awareness and consciousness. You should not follow this type of Yoga if you are looking for a completely physical experience or prejudice against the spiritual world.

Ashtanga Yoga

Also known as Power Yoga – is a type of yoga with intense intensity training, fast speed with a series of movements are arranged in a predetermined sequence.

Ashtanga Yoa mainly focuses on breathing, bandhas (energy lock), and drishti (fixed point of view), and the postures are constantly connected. Although very good, Ashtanga Yoga is not recommended if you are a beginner, do not have enough flexibility and strength, physically not suitable for such a strong and fast workout.

Ashtanga Yoga helps to adjust the physique quickly, slim the abdomen and cleanse the body.