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Yoga Styles

You may know that you want to practice yoga, but be baffled about all the different types you've heard of or seen listed on the schedule at the gym. Although all these types of yoga are based on the same poses, there are some major differences between them. Find the style of yoga that will best suit your body and personality here.
  1. Ashtanga Yoga (11)
  2. Bikram Yoga - Hot Yoga (7)
  3. Iyengar Yoga (7)
  4. Jivamukti Yoga (4)
  5. Kundalini Yoga (4)
  6. Power Yoga (6)

Yoga Style Guide
The most popular yoga styles are explained here, including vinyasa, hatha, Ashtanga, Anusara and more.

Yoga Styles Personality Quiz
Answer ten fun questions and get a recommendation for a yoga style that fits your personality.

What's Your Yoga Type?
What's your type? Use this handy guide to find out whether you are a type A Ashtangi or free-spirited vinyasa lover.

What's Your Favorite Yoga Style
Tell us about the yoga style that works the best for you and why. If you want to know more about popular styles, this is a great place to look for that too.

T. Krishnamacharya is considered by many to be the man who developed the style of yoga practice that has evolved into most of contemporary yoga.

AntiGravity Yoga
If you're ever wondered what your yoga practice would be like if you were weightless, this is your chance to find out. Read more about aerial yoga and its relationship traditional mat yoga here.

Water Yoga - Aqua Yoga
You may think that aqua yoga is just for people with mobility issues. Read on to see why you should think again.

Anusara Yoga
What to expect from an Anusara Yoga class.

Christian Yoga
Though yoga asana can be practiced by people of any faith, classes that tailor the practice to Christians are gaining popularity. Find out what to expect from this type of class.

Forrest Yoga
Yoga teacher Ana Forrest's eponymous method is intense on both physical and emotional levels.

Hatha Yoga
What to expect from a Hatha Yoga class.

Integral Yoga
Integral yoga seeks to integrate peace into all aspects of your life, not just your yoga practice.

Kripalu Yoga
A gentle, adaptive style of style and a popular retreat destination in Massachusetts share the name Kripalu.

Laughter Yoga
Laughter yoga has caught the attention of the mainstream media, but how much yoga can you expect if you try it out?

Moksha Yoga
If you like hot yoga, you'll want to check out this recent yoga export from Canada.

Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga is a relaxing style of yoga that is intended to be healing and nurturing for the body. Find out what to expect from this type of class.

Sivananda Yoga
Sivananda Yoga has been taught in the west since the 1950s, making it one of India's first successful yoga exports.

The Role Of Tantra in Anusara Yoga
John Friend speaks about role of tantra in Anusara Yoga's philosophy.

The history and methodology of viniyoga, which emphasizes adaptation of the practice to each individual.

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa yoga, with its constant flow from one pose to the next, is one of the most popular yoga styles.

Yin Yoga
Have you been hearing about using yin yoga to counter more vigorous styles? Find out what this method is all about.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga nidra is relaxing, meditative style of yoga that promotes a sense of health and well-being.

Chair Yoga
Can you do yoga while seated in a chair? Absolutely! Find out how.

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