3. Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga is the yoga style you should choose if you are looking for a practice that is restful and passive rather than active and requiring a lot of physical strength.
This yoga style includes a lot of stretching and spending more time in certain poses. During the practice, the body moves slowly and you do only a few poses.
During restorative yoga, you use yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters to hold different yoga poses for longer periods of time. The effects of this practice include deep relaxation and enhanced body and mind connection.
4. Ashtanga Yoga
Unlike restorative yoga, ashtanga yoga is a very dynamic style of yoga. It is a sequence of yoga poses performed in a specific fixed order. When switching from one pose to another, the focus should be kept on breath and energy. As a result, ashtanga is good for not only physical but also mental health.
If you are a beginner, ashtanga yoga might be a good yoga style to start your yoga practices. However, you should make sure to start with a beginner’s class as ashtanga yoga is physically demanding.
5. Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini is more spiritual compared to some other yoga styles. This yoga practice includes breathwork, mantras, and meditations that activate spiritual energy and release kundalini energy that is said to sit in the lower spine.
Kundalini yoga is quite intense as it has both physical, mental, and emotional aspects. It doesn’t include as much movement as hatha yoga or vinyasa. But it includes a lot of repetitive and precise poses, as well as singing and chanting.