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Yoga Styles for everyone.

Yoga StylesHere are the main yoga styles you may encounter?

When we think about the different Yoga Styles we typically think of physical yoga. However not all yoga relies on asana and postures. In this page I will describe the different types of yoga that exist in the world and how you can get started with each.

First let us talk about what is yoga. Yoga is a way of life. Its goal is to bring your body, mind and spirit together. One way is through poses another meditation and breathing. This is the yoga we in the west are most familiar with. There is also styles of yoga that rely on the actions you perform in your daily life.

Here is a description of the basic yoga styles.


Hatha Yoga

One of the first Yoga Styles I would like to talk about is Hatha yoga. It is yoga as a physical discipline. Its goal is to unite the mind, body and spirit through physical actions.

The word Hatha comes from 2 Sanskrit words: “Ha” meaning Sun and “Tha” meaning moon. It comes from balancing your body. Also balancing your mind and the different aspects of yourself, masculine and feminine for example.

Benefits of Hatha yoga can be seen very quickly. You will be more relaxed, your mind will be clearer and with more practice you will notice better muscle tone and increased strength.

There are many types of Hatha yoga. Here are the descriptions of a couple:

1. One is Hot Yoga which is the best yoga for loosing weight and getting a good workout.

2. Another style of Hatha yoga is Ashtanga or Power yoga.

About George Knight

George Knight has been involved in Fitness for almost 20 years. He started by teaching Martial arts in 1991. Since then he has worked as a Personal trainer, Martial Arts Instructor and Yoga Practitioner. Now as owner of the Wandering Yogi he looks forward to sharing his passion for Yoga and travel with others.