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Contemporary Yoga Forms

Contemporary Yoga Forms

Yoga in the modern world has evolved and branched out into many other practices. There are different types of yoga for everyone. Find out the yoga technique that works best for your needs with the guidance of a certified yoga trainer. Do remember that the benefits of yoga can not be felt in a month. It is a long-term commitment. Once you get involved and regular, you will never want to give up on yoga. 

Face yoga

It involves massaging and exercising that work the muscles of our face to soften and relax them to shake off stress, tension, and worry. This form of yoga has become popular in the last few years. The people who practice it regularly are of the opinion that this form of yoga reverses ageing and makes you look younger by a decade at least.

Bikram Yoga

Named after Bikram Choudhury, Bikram yoga is a system of hot yoga that is made of twenty-six postures. It is known as hot yoga because it is practiced in a room with a temperature of 105F (or 41oC) with a humidity of 40%. The heated temperature results in quick weight loss.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is the result of the mingling of principles derived from martial arts and yoga. This form increases blood circulation in the joints and improves flexibility and muscle tone. Postures are held for at least a minute, and through practice, one can hold the same posture for five minutes or more. Yin yoga also makes resourceful use of props like blocks and blankets, and hence is known to be practiced post-workout due to its ability to relax the body’s joints.

Yang Yoga

Yang yoga is relatively less experimental and is the offspring of Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Ashtanga yoga. This is a form that is more energetic than Yin Yoga and focuses on cultivating vigour, endurance, easing out the tension in the body, and building muscle mass.

Power Yoga

Power yoga derives its roots from ashtanga yoga. Yoga postures are performed at a much quicker and more active pace. It works to tone the muscles and also enhances flexibility. 

Restorative Yoga

This form of yoga uses props for body support. Restorative yoga aims to relax completely into the various poses. The idea is to hold them for a few minutes. Guided meditation is an important part of restorative yoga. The main focus of restorative yoga lies in down-regulating the nervous system. A great form to actively de-stress and calm those anxious nerves. 

Prenatal Yoga

The goal of prenatal yoga is to reduce the discomfort and pains that are associated with pregnancy. Prenatal yoga teaches some handy breathing exercises that can be quite helpful during labor. Some techniques taught in prenatal yoga can also be used as postnatal yoga. This helps new mothers to lose some weight gained during pregnancy.



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