A Few Types Of Yoga: The Ones I Really Like

Before I go into the types of yoga, I would like to point out that you don’t need to learn a whole new language to do yoga.  Yogi’s do have their own language but are really good at explaining their phraseology and walking you through their meanings.  This is also not a complete list.  I have only listed the physically helpful ones here; many forms of yoga take on a spiritual/meditative side that is not for everyone.
 
Ananda Yoga: gentle postures designed to move the energy up to the brain and prepare the body for meditation, focus on proper body alignment and controlled breathing.
 
 
Bikram Yoga: method of yoga that includes all the components of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular flexibility and weight loss, set in around 100 degree room to promotes more flexibility, detoxification, and injury prevention
 
Hatha:  foundation of all Yoga styles. It incorporates Asanas (postures), Pranayama (regulated breathing), meditation (Dharana & Dhyana) and kundalini (Laya Yoga) into a complete system that can be used to achieve enlightenment or self-realization.
 
Power Yoga: basically cardio yoga/calisthetics mixed with flowing power poses
 
 
Viniyoga:  commonly used as a therapeutic practice for people who have suffered injuries, a gentle, healing practice
 
Vinyasa: Focuses on coordination of breath and movement and it is a very physically active form of yoga. This is my absolute favorite!
 
Yin Yoga: yoga for the joints, directs the stimulation normally created by the asana into areas deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues,  works the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones; long held, passive postures.