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Types of Yoga Overview For Beginners

Types of Yoga: An Overview For Beginners

In the past few years, yoga has come a long way. When you think about practicing yoga, the very first thought that comes to your mind is which could be a perfect type of yoga you can start with. It becomes very difficult and important at the same time to have a brief information about various types of yoga.

Everyone has a different goal in their mind and thus, practice yoga accordingly. Therefore, going through various types of yoga help in expanding your yogic knowledge. Scroll down to have brief reading about the types of yoga that you can practice. Keep reading

Types of Yoga For Beginners

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is a Sanskrit word that means “life force energy”. When you practice Kundalini yoga, you come across the concept of energy centers or chakras. The energy travels from your lowest energy point located in the sacrum to the highest energy point located in your head.

The Kundalini yoga aims to help you harness the energy that can help you raise your spiritual energy, raises your awareness, tunes you to the highest frequency, and by the end, connects you with the higher being. It is more of a meditation-based yoga practice where minimum physical movement is practiced.

Vinyasa Yoga

Most commonly known as ‘Flow’ yoga, or ‘Vinyasa Flow’ is a fast-paced yoga practice where the yoga practitioner shuffles between different yoga poses without having adequate rest. The aim is to link your breath with physical movements, so that, you become more mindful of your physical and mental dimension.

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Vinyasa flow is practiced by people looking for an active yoga session that puts an intense pressure on their body. It works on endurance, stamina, and muscle growth.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word that signify Sun or Moon and is practiced to balance out the opposites. When you practice Hatha yoga, you gain physical and mental energy, flexibility & strength, and work on your breath that ensures a perfectly healthy body.

Hath Yoga is an umbrella term that covers various types of yoga as well. It can also be loosely translated to ‘forceful’, however, you can relate it more with the concentration or regularity of yoga practice. It can be practiced by the yoga practitioners looking for a balanced life as well as balanced yoga practice.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga also called 8 limbs of yoga is one of the types of yoga that contains the elements that cover your entire life. When you practice Ashtanga yoga, you do not just practice the physical element of yoga, rather you are entitled to adopt all the elements that help you change your life for good.

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Any yoga practitioner can practice this type of yoga who is looking for a routine that can train him or her physically along with working on the spiritual level.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is more of slower yoga practice and is one of the types of yoga that works on your deep tissues. The roots of yin yoga are ingrained deep into martial arts and is practiced to improve the circulation in your joints. Moreover, when you practice yin yoga, you get strong muscle fiber, tendons, ligaments, and deep tissues.

Restorative Yoga

Yoga practitioners practicing Restorative yoga can be perceived as taking nap or look like they are not practicing at all. However, if you look closely, you can see that restorative yoga has a much more deep effect than what is visible.

Restorative yoga is one of the types of yoga that rejuvenate as well as link you closely with your body. People facing physical ailments, injuries, or restarting any physical activity after a long time can practice this yoga to get back on track.


As a beginner, it becomes very important to know about various types of yoga, so that, you don’t feel disconnected when you begin your yoga practice. Moreover, the better you can grasp the yoga knowledge, the easier it would be for you to have a comfortable and easy-going yogic experience.

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