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Styles of Yoga

TermDefinition
Ananda Based on the teachings of Yogananda; a gentle asana practice
Bikram A set sequence of 26 poses practiced in a heated room
Integral Values asana, meditation, mantra, service, and devotion equally
Krishnamacharya Style grounded on the idea of finding the balance between steadiness and ease; "father of modern yoga"
Sivananda Begins with savasana, then sun salutations, twelve asanas, and closes with savasana
Ashtanga Involves following a set of six established pose sequences
Children's Includes storytelling, games, and different names for asanas
Iyengar Incorporates the use of many props to achieve perfect alignment in a pose
Kundalini Practiced to awaken the spiritual energy resting in a coil at the base of the spine
SUP Yoga asana and pranayama practiced on a narrow and floating board
Anusara Developed by John Friend in 1997, translates to "flowing with grace"
Dharma Based on classic hatha-raja yoga, includes elements of different styles
Jivamukti Scripture, devotion, kindness, music, and meditation
Prenatal Asana and pranayama sequences designed specifically for pregnant women
Vinyasa Styled is driven by ujjayi pranayama guided movement
Arial Combines yoga, Pilates, and dance with the use of a hammock suspended from above
Hatha Encompasses any of the physical practices of yoga
Kripalu Short holds. Long holds. Meditation.
Power Focuses on building strength in the vigorous style that appeals to appeals to athletes and fitness minded folk
Yin Restorative style that involved that use of props and holding poses for minutes at a time
Created by: Curtschwartz