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What kind of yoga is right for me?


Unlike Jazzercise, Tae-Bo, sauna suits and shake weights, yoga isn't an exercise fad that's going away anytime soon. About 36 million U.S. adults regularly practice yoga, a number that keeps on growing, according to the most recent Yoga in America Studyconducted for Yoga Journal and the Yoga Alliance.


There are many styles of yoga to choose from, so if you're new to yoga, it might be confusing to know what style to try. There are dozens of styles and contemporary interpretations (some would say "bastardizations" — think hip-hop yoga, laughter yoga, Yogalates, etc.), but we'll stick with the most common styles available at yoga studios.


A woman holds the Cow pose, one of the signature Vinyasa movements. (Photo: fizkes/Shutterstock)

Here's a breakdown of some specific types of yoga and the types of people they might appeal to:


Ashtanga: Try this style of yoga if you are very physically fit and want a fast-paced challenge. If you're stiff, inflexible and out of shape, don't try Ashtanga until you have lots of experience with gentler forms of yoga. Created by Pattabhi Jois about 60 years ago, Ashtanga integrates asanas into a rapid flow. If you're trying Ashtanga for the first time, bring a couple towels and lots of water with you to class. "Ashtanga and other 'power' or 'flow' styles of yoga are more for the young and restless crowd," says Larry Payne, Ph.D., co-author of "Yoga for Dummies" and creator of a new style of yoga for people age 40 and older called Prime of Life Yoga.

阿斯汤加:如果你身体非常健康,想要快节奏的挑战,可以试试这种瑜伽。如果你身体僵硬,不灵活,身材走样,在你对温和的瑜伽有很多经验之前,不要尝试阿斯汤加瑜伽。由Pattabhi Jois在60年前创建,阿斯汤加将体式融入快速流动。如果你是第一次尝试阿斯汤加,带几条毛巾和大量的水去上课。“阿斯汤加和其他‘力量’或‘流动’瑜伽更适合年轻人和不安分的人群,”《傻瓜瑜伽》的合著者、40岁及以上人群瑜伽新风格的创造者拉里佩恩博士说。

Iyengar: If you want a slower style of yoga that holds each pose and focuses on proper alignment, Iyengar could be the right style for you. Rachel Krentzman, a physical therapist and owner of Embody Physical Therapy & Yoga in San Diego, recommends talking to the teacher before class, especially if you have a current or past injury that affects your flexibility. "Learn proper alignment in the poses correctly before you try a quick-flow class; if you don't, that may lead to an injury," says Krentzman, who adds, "Iyengar is best for many newcomers to yoga because it focuses on alignment and the teachers are trained to instruct all ages and injuries. If you're tight and inflexible, I'd especially recommend Iyengar, because it implements blocks and other props."


Bikram yoga enthusiasts move through their practice in the summer heat in New York City. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Hot yoga: Any style of physical yoga (or meditative yoga) in a heated room can fall under the "hot yoga" umbrella (or sauna, to be more accurate). The temperature can vary from 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 Celsius) to an excess of 100 degrees F (37.7 C). If you're in excellent physical health and like to sweat profusely, give hot yoga a try. Avoid hot yoga if you are menopausal or have medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease, advises Payne.


Vinyasa: Good for those who require something between entry-level gentle yoga and power classes, vinyasa allows for more spontaneity and variety than fixed disciplines like Ashtanga and Bikram. Popular sequences like sun salutations and cat/cow are staples of Vinyasa. Though the pace can be challenging for a newcomer, it will likely be easier than a heated power flow class.


Two people sit in Cow Face pose. (Photo: F8 studio/Shutterstock)

Restorative: If you have injuries, limited mobility, or are significantly overweight, restorative yoga may be a good style for you. It utilizes lots of props like pillows, straps and blankets to help hold a gentle, passive stretch for longer periods. This type of yoga might be good for triathletes and other extreme athletes because it may help the body heal. Don't expect to burn many calories in a restorative class.


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