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Ok, a few have mentioned the (starts with) B yoga, and it is done in a room with a higher temp? How many different types of yoga are there?<br>
I usually just go to my gym and do a yoga class- normal temp in room. There are four different teachers and each does a different workout. One is easy with gentle streching and the courpse pose at the end. Another one is more intense and I do break a sweat, so I know I'm getting a good workout. The third is in the middle. A good workout but not as intense as the second teacher.<br>
I haven't attended a class taught by the fourth teacher yet.<br>
What are the bennifits of each type of yoga?<br>
( please excuse my misspelled words but I'm getting tired & getting over the flu)
 

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Hi Kimbro.<br><br>
There are literally hundreds of styles of yoga. And you will find that no two teachers are the same because it is impossible to teach yoga without putting your own self into it.<br><br>
The hot yoga is Bikram, named after its creator.<br><br>
Some common "flowing/power" (more moving, less alignment focused) styles include: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Flow<br><br>
Some common "alignment-based" (more attention to exact body positioning, not as flowing) styles include: Iyengar, Anusara<br><br>
One style that has very long holds (up to 5 minutes per pose) designed to stretch connective tissue is Yin Yoga.<br><br>
One style that has more repetetive and even dynamic (jumping hopping etc.) movement is Kundalini Yoga.<br><br>
There are so many others, though. Most gyms teach a generic "Hatha" or "Power" or "Fitness" style of yoga. You'd get more of a "pure" style in a yoga studio. It's all good, though, as long as the instructor is qualified and you like his/her style.
 

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Thank you. I might go check out a yoga studio. I found out the studio where I will be taking bellydancing classes in March is a yoga studio too.
 

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really I find that the instructor makes more of a difference to me personally than the type of yoga being practiced. if you like the teacher you'll like the class. On the same token if you don't mesh, no matter what style the class may be the experience will never amount.<br>
The benefits are there no matter which 'brand' you choose. Sgh gave a great answer. That might help you steer yourself towards a restful vs. active yoga class. Strict vs. flow. Based on your personality
 
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