Monday, March 4, 2013

Yoga Monday : Yogic styles

In light of my surgery and subsequent hiatus during recovery I thought I'd visit some yoga basics.  There are several styles in yoga practice and below are some basics on each one provided from lululemon.  Generally, I prefer Vinyasa since it flows the moves together while still putting focus on the restoritive value of each pose.  But whatever style you practice I believe the results to be invaluable.

  • Antigravity: Fluid, acrobatic yoga... in a hammock.
  • Anusara: Playful. Expect to laugh and go upside down.
  • Ashtanga: Athletic and vigorous.
  • Bikram: Consistent poses in a very heated studio.
  • Hatha: Foundation for many yoga styles. Great for beginners.
  • Hot: Make sure to bring a towel -- or two!
  • Iyengar: With a focus on structure, usually uses blocks, straps for support.
  • Kundalini: Focused on meditation and breathing.
  • Power/Flow/Vinyasa: An athletic and physically challenging style.
  • Pre- and Post-natal: Gentle Hatha yoga is ideal for pregnant women to help lower stress.
  • Yin: A slow class that will take you deeper than you've ever gone.

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