Which Yoga Style Best Fits Your Needs?
We live in a world of various, marvellous possibilities. The modern yogi can choose from early morning, lunch break or even night classes. You can practice online, in a studio, at outside, with a group of friends, or with a partner.
So how does a beginner choose the right class, style, and teacher that fits needs? Which yoga style is the best for beginners?
Here is the answer; you need to practice through different yoga styles.
Hopefully, this post will help you get closer to finding out which type (or types) of yoga might fit you and your needs best.
Beginners Yoga: These classes will introduce you to the central postures of yoga, their names and correct alignment principles. You will learn the breathing techniques while strengthening your body, increasing mobility, building your confidence and opening your mind.
Yin Yoga: In this subtle yet profound practice, you will develop inner awareness and serenity as you ease into reclined or seated postures. Holding these healing and prop-supported poses for 3 minutes or more will open the thicker layers of connective tissues around the joints, unravelling areas of tension that a dynamic yoga practise can not always access.
Forrest Yoga: An inspiring, grounding and deeply healing yoga practice. Guided by the breath, this intelligent sequencing will build your flexibility and strength while relieving tension. Forrest Yoga is taught at a temperature between 25-30 degrees and has a strong focus on core strength. Expect to work with postures unique to this style, breathe deep, hold the poses for that tad bit longer, release stress and truly connect to your self with compassion and interest. Suitable for those working with injuries, it is a therapeutic practice both emotionally and physically.
Hot Power Hour: This flowing vinyasa class is taught in a heated room (31- 35 degrees) with great tunes!
Space and Flow: A movement-based class that incorporates yoga, contemporary dance and martial arts. This somatic practise will cultivate strength while improving flexibility and well-being. It will promote spinal and joint health while improving your focus and body-mind awareness.
AcroYoga: It will include a combination of asana sequences, partner yoga, assisted inversions, therapeutic and acrobatic flying! No prior knowledge or partner is required.
Jivamukti Yoga: These dynamic, beautifully sequenced, musically accompanied asana classes are infused with meditation, devotional chanting and the study of the ancient texts and philosophy. Based on principles of Ahimsa (non-violence), Bhakti (devotion), Dhyana (meditation), Nada (sound), Shastra (scriptures), they will help you find ‘liberation while living’ (the transliteration of jivanmuktih).
Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath: Kundalini Yoga is an efficient, dynamic and integrated system that awakens our latent creative potential and directs energy flow through asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathwork), mudra (hand positions), meditation (to focus the mind) and mantra (sound formulas to elevate our vibrational frequency).
These classes work with specific organs, meridians, chakras, mental and emotional bodies to release blocks, promote balance and access the source of our vitality.
Vinyasa Flow: ‘Vinyasa’ means ‘placing with awareness’. In these classes, you will synchronise breath and movement as you flow through the postures and transitions. All Vinyasa Flow classes will focus the mind, build strength and flexibility and leave you feeling energised and inspired.
Iyengar Yoga: This style of yoga is characterised by a focus on precise alignment. This informative practice will improve your body awareness and understanding of the postures and not for complete beginners.
Dharma Yoga: These classes are recommended for those with some experience of dynamic yoga includes balances, twists, stretches, backbends and inversions. You will attempt handstands, forearm balances, headstand variations and unique vinyasas. Although Dharma is a very physical practice, it is also a deeply spiritual journey that will introduce you to the many facets of yoga including pranayama (breathing techniques), kriyas (purification techniques), mudras (hand gestures) and meditation.
Rocket Yoga: A fun and vigorous vinyasa flow thought to be the original power yoga. Awaken your abs, improve your flexibility and fitness while flowing with the music into a state of calm and clarity.
Yogasana: A vigorously invigorating vinyasa flow. Deeply physical but also spiritual, these high energy classes will include music and hands-on adjustments. For those with a strong practice. Co-ordinating movement with breath, these classes will stimulate your cardiovascular and respiratory systems as well as your sense of fun.
Pregnancy Yoga: Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond. Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from week 13 until birth.