Understanding the different types of yoga, and their benefits

Do you know your hatha from your hot yoga?

Stars Insider

18/11/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Healthy living

Yoga. It's a little word that covers a whole host of different types of practice. In fact, there are so many types of yoga out there that it can be difficult to know where to get started. The good news is that whichever style you choose, it's likely to deliver benefits such as improved energy levels and increased flexibility, balance, and posture. You're also likely to see a reduction in anxiety, and get a better night's sleep. There's no 'best' form of yoga, but some styles are likely to be a better fit for you than others.

You might want an energetic practice to fire you up and burn calories, or you might prefer a restorative class, to reduce injury risk and calm the body and mind. And if you've already tried yoga and felt it wasn't for you, don't write it off—the perfect class might be out there for you! Ready to get bendy? Click through the following gallery to discover some of the most popular types of yoga, and their benefits.

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