Styles of Yoga Explained

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There are numerous styles of yoga ranging from highly athletic to very gentle and meditative.  Each style has its own principles, philosophies, and history – however the origin of yoga for the purpose of preparing the physical body for meditation and to connect the mind with the body and the spirit remains the corner stone for each of the styles we are familiar with today.  There are many articles that break down different styles of yoga.  I have combed through multiple articles and accumulated them into an organized fashion so that the definitions from various authors for each style of yoga can be better understood.

11 Types Of Yoga: A Breakdown Of The Major Styles
By Kristin McGee
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-11-major-types-of-yoga-explained-simply


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The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

Originally published August 2015. Updated September 2017.
By Christine Yu
https://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/yoga-for-beginners-kundalini-yin-bikram/


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Most Popular Types of Yoga Explained
By Ann Pizer May 25, 2018
https://www.verywellfit.com/types-of-yoga-cheat-sheet-3566894

Still not sure which yoga style is right for you? Take this quiz and find out what your yoga personality is!”
Quiz Link: https://www.verywellfit.com/what-kind-of-yoga-best-suits-your-personality-4005193
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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO 8 MAJOR STYLES OF YOGA

https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/a-beginners-guide-to-8-major-styles-of-yoga
(Author Unknown)

Svadhyaya:

Pick one of the following styles of yoga to practice (preferably, pick one you haven’t done before from this list) and write 2-3 paragraphs.  Include in your writing the style of practice, the date, time, and duration of class, teacher’s name and studio location.  Also include what you learned about that particular style of yoga, what stood out that you liked, what stood out that you didn’t like, whether you would practice this style again, and why or why not.

Choose from:
Iyengar, Anusara, Viniyoga, Sridaiva, Modo, Kundalini, Yin, Forrest, Jivamukti