It is important to find the style of yoga that is right for you.
There are many different styles that are practiced today, all of which are based on the same physical poses yet each have their own particular style or emphasis.
View a quick guide to some of the most popular forms of yoga that will help you determine what type is best for you:
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|Anusara||Classes are challenging. They include a vinyasa flow with an emphasis on heart-opening and a lot of alignment work.||Appeals to those who want to work both their physical and spiritual well-being.||anusara.com|
|Ashtanga||Intense classes focus on synchronizing breath with a fast-paced series of postures.||For those who want a serious workout.||ashtanga.com|
|Power Yoga||Rigorous workout focuses on strength and flexibility while keeping heart rate elevated.||Americanized yoga. A tough workout is the focus.||poweryoga.com|
|Bikram||26 set postures in 90 minutes performed in a 105-degree studio.||A definite physical challenge; must be able to withstand hot temperatures.||bikramyoga.com|
|Hatha||Approach is slow-paced with a focus on stretching and simple breathing exercises. Seated meditation can also be part of a hatha yoga class.||A good style to learn basic poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga.||abc-of-yoga.com|
|Iyengar||Focus is on the details of each pose. Postures are held longer for close attention to body alignment.||A great start for the less flexible; use of helpful props is encouraged.||iyengar-yoga.com|
(please note: this is not an intended to be a comprehensive list of yoga styles.)