6 popular types of yoga:
Hatha yoga focuses on posture and breathing exercises, that help bring peace to the mind and body. If you are a beginner it is best to start off with the Hatha yoga because of the slower pace and the simplicity of poses.
Vinyasa is the study of synchronizing your movements with your breathing. Vinyasa is also a great form of cardio. Even though you are moving at a relatively slow pace, the movements and challenges still get the heart rate up with the exception of the resting poses, such as the downward dog. With the water-like poses and common music, students feel relaxed and ready to conquer the day. Vinyasa yoga is a great class if you are a beginner to yoga!
Kundalini yoga is a blend of the physical and spiritual that focuses on expression through chanting and meditating. It also focuses on strengthening your core and breathing techniques with fast poses and breathing exercises. This type of yoga is great for the intermediate yogi.
If you are an intermediate yogi and want to start incorporating more challenging poses, then this class is for you! Iyengar yoga focuses on the alignment of the body through various body poses. These poses are held for a long period of time and it is often modified with the help of props to perfect and to maintain a pose for a longer time. This style is designed to develop strength, stability, and flexibility.
If you enjoy a challenge, then the Ashtanga yoga is for you! Similar to the Vinyasa yoga, the Ashtanga yoga focuses on the synchronization of your breathing through the various poses. Through its challenging yoga poses, Ashtanga will help improve circulation, strengthen your core, and calm your mind.
Aerial yoga is a relatively new style of yoga that became popular in 2014. It uses the combination of traditional yoga poses, pilates, and dance with the use of a silk-like hammock. Aerial yoga can be taken by anyone at any level because it will still give you the same benefits of any other yoga.
Yoga is meant to be fun and relaxing. No matter what type of yoga you choose, just know that you are working on your physical and mental health.