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5 Different Forms of Yoga and their Benefits

Dec 8th 2015 at 11:11 PM

Today, the market is full of techniques to be fit and healthy. Yoga is so far the most holistic way to good health practices. It is globally being accepted as a form of career by many individuals all across the world. Taking up Yoga training as a career move requires proper knowledge about the subject. Yoga teachers training in India requires a lot of mental and physical preparations before plunging into the career choice of your life.

Here are 5 different forms of Yoga and their individual benefits: Bikram Yoga – Bikram Yoga comprises of 26 Yoga postures and is usually performed in hot and moist climate. To name, all the asanas comprising Bikram Yoga are as follows : - Pranayama, Ardha Chandrasana, Pada Hastasana, Garurasana, Utkatasana, Dandayamana, Janushirasana, Tuladandasana, Dandayamana Dhanurasana, Dandamayana Bibhaktapada Paschimottanasana, Trikanasana, Dandamayana Bibhaktapada Janushirasana, Tadasana, Pandangustana, Shavasana, Pavanmuktasana, Bhujangasana, Shalbasana, Poorna Shalbasana, Dhanurasana, Supta Vajrasana, Ardha Kurmasana, Ustrasana, Sasangasana, Janushirasana, Paschimotttansana, Ardha Matsyendrasana and Kapalbati-in-Vajrasana. Benefits – Bikram Yoga promises to help burn almost 600 calories taking one complete class, and also aids in weight loss.

Hatha Yoga – This slow paced form of Yoga dates back to its origin during 15th century. This is basically an introductory session for absolute beginners to this subject. Some of the common asanas comprised in the Hatha Yoga sessions are Ardha Chandrasana, Chakrasana, Majrasana, Dhanurasana, Setu bandh, kakasana, Gomukhasana, Bhujangasana, Pada Hastasana, Tadasana, Trikonasana & others.

Benefits – This form of Yoga helps in maintaining an overall fitness in the body. Ashtanga Yoga – Also popularly known as Vinyasa Yoga, this form is different from the others as the breathing techniques and postures used are completely different. This form of yoga is also known as the Suryanamaskara. Benefits – The Ashtanga Yoga strengthens up your entire body and internal system.

Kundalini Yoga – In the Kundalini Yoga form, by performing various chakras, one is introduced to his own inner soul. There are 7 chakras that are performed to complete the entire session of the Kundalini Yoga. These are as follows:

- Crow pose - Frog pose - Stretch pose - Camel pose - Cobra pose - Guru Pranam pose - Sat Kriya pose Benefits – The Kundalini Yoga helps you transform yourself by boosting up your levels of energy in life.

Iyenger Yoga – The Iyengar Yoga was founded by John Friend during the year 1997. The primary focus of this form of Yoga is to focus completely on your own self. Some of the asanas taught in this form of Yoga are Ardha Chandrasana, Ardha Salabhasana, Makarasana, Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana,Parivritta Trikonasana,Surya Yantrasana,Ubhaya Padangusthasana,Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana,Vaparita Salabasana,Tadasana,Virasana,Sukhasana, Navasana and much more.

Benefits – This form helps in increasing the performance of your lungs and is also perfect for the beginners.

There are many more forms in which Yoga is practiced but the above 5 are the best ones to start as a beginner. Moreover, Yoga teachers training in India will require you to first choose your own personal style. The above information will help you take the best decision of your life.

If you are looking for Yoga teacher training in Thailand, the author of this article recommends Ashtak Yoga.

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