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What are the different types of yoga?

By January 28, 2009 - 9:46pm
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I am interested in trying yoga but am confused at where to begin....there are so many different kinds....I know Bikram is probably not my style and I would like something that is more relaxing and a bit of a stretching workout than a super spiritual type....please help!?

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I'm into stretching, relaxation and some mind clearing but not A LOT of meditation.

January 29, 2009 - 4:09pm

I also wanted to mention that the different types of yoga depend greatly on the instructor as well. Are you looking for a particular benefit (ie, stretching, tonight, strength or relaxation) as the primary reason to attend yoga?

January 29, 2009 - 3:45pm

Thanks SOOO much! This is perfect.

January 29, 2009 - 12:54am

What a coincidence, our meditation teacher talked to us about the various types of Yoga known today. Hatha is the most common and we tried it in class tonight. Hatha is a broad term that includes many of the physical types of yoga. The lesson tonight was slow-paced and gentle and for a first timer like me, it provided a good introduction to the basic yoga poses. The stretches were felt greatly in my achy body, but I enjoyed the experience. The instructor mentioned others but I did not pay attention. However, here is a link she gave us to the American Yoga Association which lists all the types of Yoga.


January 29, 2009 - 12:42am
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