Nowadays there is an impressive range of different methods. There's bound to be a type of yoga that's just your cup of tea!
GENTLE OR RELAXING YOGAS
: this is the most common form of yoga in the West. It's perfect for gently relaxing your body after a day's work, relieving stress, and helping you sleep. It is based on focused breathing (pranayama), standing or seated poses (asanas), and twisting.
: this is the most relaxing type of yoga, similar in many ways to sophrology. It is a very effective stress buster. It mainly involves concentration and breathing exercises.
: this type of yoga is based around a series of poses that are linked together at a faster pace. It uses different breathing techniques (Ujjayi + Vinyasa). As it is very dynamic, it helps purify the body and rid it of toxins.
: inspired by Bikram yoga, named after its founder, sessions last around one-and-a-half hours and take place in a room heated to 40°C. These classes tend to attract people who want to move around, improve their flexibility, and sweat, as well as people aiming to lose weight.