Yoga guide

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Vinyasa

Vinyasa
A series of poses done in sync with the breath, a vinyasa practice (the most common variety of yoga in NYC studios) moves relatively quickly, giving you a mild cardio workout and muscle burn, too.

Hatha

Hatha
A catchall term used by studios that employ a mix of yogic practices in their classes, hatha often implies a special emphasis on breathing.

Bikram

Bikram
Also called hot yoga, Bikram is practiced in a humid room cranked up to between 100 and 110F. There are 26 poses, done at varying paces depending on the instructor. Expect copious sweat, and don’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

Anusara

Anusara
This modern school blends tantric philosophies with principles of alignment and movement.

Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga
This modern, Western-influenced practice focuses on core strength, breathing and vigorous sequences.

Iyengar

Iyengar
Iyengar instructors put an emphasis on accuracy and alignment, often using props like blocks, pillows and straps.

Kundalini

Kundalini
Kundalini practitioners are big on meditation and spirituality, which they combine with breathwork and postures.

Acroyoga

Acroyoga
Individual postures and partner yoga is combined with chanting, meditation and discussion that’s meant to facilitate a sense of community within the class.

Hybrids

Hybrids

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