The Yoga Guide

Types of Yoga For Beginner

Today many types of Yoga are in market. Yoga aspirants often get confused with so many different types of Yoga and there names. They don't know which form of Yoga is suitable for them as only introductory information is available online which doesn't give much details on a particular form of Yoga.

Why are there so many types of Yoga?

Actually Yoga is a complete philosophy of health and happiness in life. Yoga includes both physical and mental exercises which are used by a Yogi or Yoga aspirant depending upon the ultimate goal he wants to achieve from Yoga. Yoga gurus have introduced there own style of Yoga and these styles of Yoga are named after them. There are some types of Yoga which are suitable for a specific body condition or person like Pregnancy Yoga.

Which form of Yoga is suitable for me?

Every form of Yoga is good for body and health if learned under the guidance of a learned guru. Yoga is suitable for a wide range of people as anyone can choose Yoga postures which are comfortable for him. Those who have any physical problem can do mental yoga like Raja Yoga. So, start doing yoga for which a learned teacher is available in your vicinity.

Learning Yoga from books?

One can also learn Yoga from a book or video but this is not as effective as learning Yoga under the guidance of a learned teacher. Yoga is not like exercise, which are meant to bring physical wellbeing. Performing a single yoga posture can bring different results in different aspirants depending on there expectation and interest in Yoga.

What are most popular types of Yoga?

Most popular types of Yoga today are :

1. Raja Yoga

2. Hatha Yoga

3. Iyengar Yoga

4. Bikram Yoga or Hot Yoga

5. Pregnancy Yoga

6. Laughter Yoga

7. Ashtanga Yoga

These are some of the most popular forms of Yoga today which are currently practised by a number of people all over the world.



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