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Common Types of Yoga – What Is The Difference

What is the difference between common yoga and the not so common yoga, nothing only one is practiced on a wider scale than the other.  It is up to each individual and their preferences to what form of exercise they choose to practise. Some common types of yoga are performed by people for health reasons.

If starting out to practice yoga for the first time then be sure to find out what is best suited to your requirements. Important factors that have to be addressed before any exercise is executed are your fitness levels.

Some of the most common types of yoga are Iyenga. This yoga is solely based on alignment and accurate movements. When working out the Iyengar way props are used such as straps and blocks for beginners who are not as flexible as the experts in this field. By using these yoga props it helps the beginner to relax and give comfort therefore encouraging beneficial results.

Commonly known as power yoga is the Ashtanga.  The reason for this alias is because of the powerful movements that are involved in  this type of yoga.

The moves exercised include push ups and lunges which helps deal with strength and stamina. What type of person practices this form of yoga? People involved with Ashtanga are looking for challenging moves.

You will find athletes – gymnasts and cyclists all from the fitness world have turned to this type of yoga to add more balance to their concentration to help them in their quest when going for gold.

Bikram Yoga: known as hot yoga, is where routines are carried out in a very warm room. This is an excellent way for increasing flexibility, heat can stretch body tissue.

Health matters like cardio vascular disease makes this type of common yoga off limits for a patient. The reasons for this is because of the vigorous routines practiced in heat thus causing strain on the body.

Raja Yoga  implements liberation through meditation. Concentration is the key factor in this exercise.

Bhakti commonly acknowledged as devotional yoga is where all participants focus on self-surrender.

The Mantra yoga, also known as the yoga of potent – targets liberation through mental or verbal repetition of noises and sounds.

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