21 May The 7 most important yoga styles
Hatha means sun and moon. Hatha is a form of yoga in which body and soul are brought into harmony. Hatha classes practice poses (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation.
Vinyasa Yoga has evolved out of Hatha Yoga. Vinyasa is a very energetic style in which many sun salutations and flowing movements are practiced. Each movement is associated with a breath. One also speaks of a moving meditation. Reserve your spot at a vinyasa class of BRING IT OM.
Hot Yoga / Bikram Yoga
Hot Yoga – these are 26 body exercises (Asanas), 13 of them standing and 13 on the floor, two breathing exercises (Pranayama). The aim of the exercises in their fixed order is to optimally circulate all joints, muscles and tendons as well as the organs. Hot Yoga is practiced at a room temperature of approx. 38 degrees.
Ashtanga is an athletic form of yoga. You follow a fixed sequence of sun salutations and asanas, which can be very challenging. If you love physical challenges, this may be your style.
Yin Yoga is a restorative and stress-reducing yoga practice. The yoga poses are held for several minutes with the aim of loosening the connective tissue and fascia. The body relaxes and stress is reduced.
Kundalini yoga combines postures, movement, sound currents, breathwork, and meditation into powerful sets called kriyas.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) was developed in the late 1970s in the USA. It is a program for coping with stress by directing attention and developing, practicing and stabilizing enhanced awareness.