Yoga is one of the best ways to keep your body and mind in good condition. One needs to just know the right asana and take some time out of their busy schedule in order to kick-start a new workout plan.
People are usually confused about choosing the right asana. We thought we’d make this process a little simpler for you. Hence, we’ve listed a few styles of yoga that you could benefit from.
Hatha – For beginners
The poses in this style are very straightforward and simple which makes it an ideal asana for beginners. This posture doesn’t just focus on the body movements, but also on breathing and meditation. According to the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, women who practice hatha once or twice a week, recover faster from stress than the others who don’t.
Power Yoga & Ashtanga – For weight loss
If weight loss is your primary concern then the combination of these two will work some great magic for you as they combine the benefits of the traditional yoga along with some cardio session.
Yin Yoga – For relaxation
This asana requires slow transition into different poses. It helps in activating the nervous system that helps in getting ride of stress and pain. So the next time stress knocks at your door, you know what to do, right?
Iyengar – For injury prone body
As Iyengar trainers have knowledge about biochemicals they are capable of choosing the right postures and movements in order to avoid injuries. This asana can also help you in recovering from injuries.
Bikram – For beginners
This style of yoga consists of a series of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises, which is performed in a heated room. Initially one needs to take it easy and hydrate well before performing the asana.
Kundalini – For people looking for something more than just an exercise
This yoga style is preferred by many. This asana not only involves physical movements, but also includes intense breathing, chanting, meditating and singing. It is said to release the untapped energy within a person while breaking through internal barriers.
Some of the fittest people consider yoga as exercise and claim to have achieved great results with respect to the body and the mind. There are many types of yoga asana. You could choose the best ones, follow them regularly and maintain a good diet.
There are multiple yoga studios/classes today, that offer instructions through some of the best in Yoga. Make sure you choose the right one that has trained yoga instructors. Are you ready to get fit?
By Archana Chettiar.