Yoga has many benefits. People who start taking yoga classes often have differentiated goals. Some people practice yoga with the intention of gaining a deeper grasp on spirituality, while others go purely for the physical benefits. It doesn’t matter your reason for starting beginning yoga classes. Know that you will be welcome in the beginning yoga classes, and a great teacher will help you modify poses according to your skill, ability and any physical restrictions you may have.
When choosing the beginning yoga class to start, know that there are many different forms of yoga that have varying meanings, purposes and effects on the body, mind and spirit. Here are three types of yoga:
- Vinyasa flow is yoga where the poses lead from one into the next without stopping. It’s slower and allows for beginners to feel the poses and make adjustments.
- Yin yoga focuses on seated poses where the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine are targeted. This is a very slow form of yoga that helps athletes to let go and release overworked joints. Meditation is brought in as postures can be held for up to ten minutes.
- Restorative yoga allows you to hold poses for up to 20 minutes, to bring healing to the mind and body. Props are used in this form of yoga to help hold poses and for comfort.
Although there are many types of yoga, at Asha Yoga, we want you to know we can help direct you to the right class so you are comfortable with the pace and positions. Read through our class descriptions here and learn more about our class selection.