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Please explain what are the different types of yoga?

Please explain what are the different types of yoga?

Many yoga styles: There are at least 8 basic types of yoga. Hatha is often a gentle intro to basic yoga postures. Iyengar pays very meticulous attention to correct alignment using props ; blankets, etc. Restorative is very calming, vinyasa or "flow" is much more active with one pose moving into another. Ashtanga is physically demanding. Bikram or "hot" yoga is done in heated rooms. http://tinyurl.com/oaul28d. ...Read more

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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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What are the different types of yoga?

What are the different types of yoga?

5 common types: Hatha is slow-paced, gentle, & focused on breathing & meditation. Vinyasa employs breath-synchronized movement for body strength. Ashtanga/power yoga is fast-paced & intense. Lyengar focuses on strength/body alignment. Bikram/hot yoga is for loosening of tight muscles & sweating. There are many others. A yoga instructor can guide you to types that best suit your needs. ...Read more

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Is Kundalini a more energetic type of yoga?

Is Kundalini a more energetic type of yoga?

Kundalini: The word means "coiled". It makes u feel like electric current running along your spine. ...Read more

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What type of yoga is best for body injury recovery?

What type of yoga is best for body injury recovery?

Gentle hatha yoga: can be helpful but ONLY AFTER you see your doc for clearance to do yoga. Get a few private lessons w/a yoga teacher or in a small group. Peace and good health. Kripalu yoga is one version of this. ...Read more

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What type of yoga would be the opposite of power yoga?

What type of yoga would be the opposite of power yoga?

Yoga: Power yoga is very active and exerting. To balance that out, you might enjoy yin or restorative yoga. These are slower, and you hold the postures longer -- allowing your body to relax into them. More props are used also. http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/580/ http://www.Yogajournal.Com/basics/991. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga classes would be good for a christian?

Choose carefully: "test all things; hold fast to what is good." most christians believe in the golden rule, in applying the standards of reason to claim, in avoiding shunnig human-made superstitious practices, and of course we do not ask favors of the gods of polytheism. If a group focus on the physical or on mind-training without weird magic stuff, you should be fine. Ask in advance. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to do multiple types of yoga at once or should you focus on only one?

Is it beneficial to do multiple types of yoga at once or should you focus on only one?

Either!: It doesn't make a difference, unless you like variety! all types of yoga are great sporting activities and confer benefits essential to exercise: toning, flexibility, and cardio! do what pleases you most. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

Depends: Your surgeon is the best person to ask as he or she know what was done and how soon he will permit you to do anything that might jeopardize his closure. ...Read more

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