Types of Yoga2021-07-25T02:10:19+00:00

Explore Different Types of Yoga

Did you know there are many different types of yoga? In fact, yoga goes far beyond the typical poses most people associate with the practice. No matter your age, physique or level of flexibility, there’s a type of yoga that can suit your body and individual needs. Southwest Yoga Atlanta offers hatha, yin, power and more with new instructors and yoga styles being added all the time. Keep reading to learn about some of our most popular types of yoga.

Hatha Yoga

This is one of the most common types of yoga and perfect for beginners. Hatha is an umbrella term that encompasses the general postures and breathing of all yoga styles. A typical hatha class may include classical yoga postures and breathing exercises that can help students build a strong foundation for more challenging practices. Learn more about hatha yoga.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced, therapeutic style of yoga. Yin postures are more passive postures, mainly done on the floor either seated or lying down. There are no sun salutations, no planks, no warriors, no jump throughs! There is in fact no dynamic movement and usually no standing poses at all. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax into the posture, allowing the body to soften and release naturally without pushing or straining. It is not uncommon for postures to be held for three to five minutes, even 10 minutes at a time. The time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation, as the mind shifts from yang to yin, or from active to passive.

The key to practicing Yin Yoga is finding stillness in each position. The goal is to access the deeper tissues of the body, such as connective tissue and fascia, and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint such as the hips, sacrum, and the spine.

Restorative Yoga

The keyword in restorative yoga is relax. Restorative yoga practice is a supported practice where a student should expect to surrender the body and the mind. A relaxed body is followed by a relaxed mind. A typical restorative practice features support tools such as blocks, straps, blankets and pillows that, combined with stillness and steady, rhythmic breaths, lead to total relaxation. This style offers a gentle pathway to deeper alignment, symmetry, and flexibility. Students are not at all managing the poses, but are able to gently alleviate where tension lies in the body. At the end of a practice, students discover that they had practiced poses they did not think were possible for their bodies!

Aerial Yoga

Explore traditional poses with the support of the hammock. We offer an aerial yoga class that moves at a steady pace with a dynamic flow of transitioning poses designed to warm the body, leading to a peak pose, and then cool down. This class is for all levels but it is recommended (but not required) that students take the aerial yoga intensive to familiarize themselves with terminology and techniques before taking aerial flow. Recommended for ALL LEVELS and ALL BODIES.

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