7 Different Forms Of Yoga And Their Amazing Benefits



Why You Should Try Yoga

Physical, mental and spiritual wellness is the ultimate goal you can achieve in today’s world. For the most part, the lack of time is the main setback in achieving all these aforementioned together. However busy you might be, it is important to find at least a little bit of time to feed one’s physical, mental, and above all, spiritual demands. If the solution comes in a single package, the result, obviously, is the most acceptable. To be more precise, yoga is the solution to these three aspects.

For the last couple of decades, Americans are slowly but surely becoming intoxicated by yoga as a regime. Different kinds of yoga are gaining importance in the fitness routines of not only Americans but also for the rest of the world. Here we are trying to impart the knowledge of the different common yoga forms and their benefits they come to know all the good effects of trying out yoga, especially those who has found out yoga to be intimidating after seeing the professionals perform them and are in a dilemma about trying them out.

1. Hatha

Perhaps the easiest form, these are basically different introductory postures used in most of the branches of yoga. The routine is not at all hard work. It is rather calm and laid back and is designed to relax the and mind after an entire day’s stress. As such, the beginners should obviously try a hand in Hatha classes.

2. Vinyasa

Vinyasa on the other hand lends a lot of variety to the workout session. It generally fuses intense work-outs with peace. Unlike other yoga sessions, the quietness is replaced by music and the sessions are a lot of fun. It’s a continuous process as is imaginable from the name itself.

Vinyasa, a Sanskrit word, generally means flow. So people with basic concepts in workouts, such as Zumba, will find it easier to get accustomed to this form, which basically works on increasing physical fitness and stress relief.

3. Ashtanga

Parting from meditation, Ashtanga is more about fast movements of the different parts of the body that in most cases are physically demanding. In this form of yoga, each and every movement is connected to a breath and rhythm is usually generated from this. You will generally feel comfortable with the basic concepts after practicing this form as it works your body with the help of rigorous physical exercise.

4. Iyengar

This is form mostly used with the help of a teacher and is famous for using props like ropes, straps, chairs, and blankets. The usage of props makes this form attainable even for the disabled. The primary responsibility of the teacher is to maintain safety because every posture requires a lot of attention for the body, specifically the muscles. The thing that sets Iyengar apart from all yoga forms is that the poses are held much longer and as such, the successful practice of this form can help build extreme .

5. Bikram

This form is a specially designed branch of yoga which requires a customised setup. The basic requirement is of overly heated rooms and a set of 26 postures to be done in a specific order which is quite physically demanding. Most people prefer this type of workout as they sweat more and they feel more effort is exerted with each movement.

6. Anusara

A form more concerned about inner peace, Anusara is one of the latest forms of yoga to be developed. It works on the seven main ‘loop’ points of the body. This way, the practitioner not only reaches a distinct level of organic and muscular energy but also works on the attainability of balance and achievement of inner peace. This form basically works as the gateway to meditation apart from the physical components.

7. Jivamukti

The most popular form of yoga practiced all over the U.S., Jivamukti is famous for the spiritual aspect it introduces. This form is theme based and is special for the varieties it offers. Generally the practice of this form is theme based and incorporates readings, music, chants, etc. and works on meditation and spirituality.

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