What is your favorite type of yoga? Maybe you have only tried one type. If this is the case, you could be missing out! There are so many varieties of yoga. Each type has its own unique benefits.
Check out what these yoga teachers say about their favorite type of yoga. Hopefully, it will inspire you to try something new. It could end up being your favorite as well!
Her favorite type of yoga: Vinyasa
How long she has been practicing this type of yoga: 4 years
Why this her favorite: I love flowing from one pose into the next and connecting breath with movement. I also love to use music as a tool rather than just as background. The connection of music, movement, and breath just really gets me out of my head and is very meditative while still being physically demanding.
Who she would recommend this type of yoga to: I would recommend Vinyasa yoga to anyone who says they aren’t the yoga “type” because they think it’s too slow, too physically easy, or too mentally uncomfortable. I think they’d be surprised to find that they can get a great low-impact workout that’s as beneficial for the mind as it is for the body…and they might just learn to love it like I did!!!
Her favorite type of yoga: Ashtanga
How long she has been practicing this type of yoga: On and off since 2008 started with it and now going back to it
Why this her favorite: I like the fact that it has same poses each week so you can feel the progression with each practice. I like the focus and discipline of this practice.
Who she would recommend this type of yoga to: I would recommend to anyone wanting a more traditional style practice, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Build up to this practice, take it in pieces to start, build your strength
Her favorite type of yoga: Yin Yoga
How long she has been practicing this type of yoga: 3 years
Why this her favorite: Before I discovered yin yoga I loved very sweaty, hard yoga classes, like Ashtanga and power vinyasa. Yin helps me to calm down. I love the meditative aspect and how it relaxes and reenergizes me at the same time.
Who she would recommend this type of yoga to: Everybody really, especially when you’re stressed and need some time for relaxation in your life.
Where you can find her: Facebook
Her favorite type of yoga: Power yoga
How long she has been practicing this type of yoga: 20+ years
Why this her favorite: Strength, endurance, flexibility, confidence, and stress relief.
Who she would recommend this type of yoga to: Anyone that wants to be challenged is a Zen positive way
Abby (That’s Me!)
Her favorite type of yoga: Restorative Yoga
How long she has been practicing this type of yoga: 2 years
Why this her favorite: Letting go and being in the moment are two very difficult things for me. This practice slows me down, brings me back to my breath, and calms my nervous system. When I finish restorative yoga I feel like I have spent the day at the spa.
Who she would recommend this type of yoga to: I would recommend this practice to anyone. Especially people who have a hard time relaxing or are going through a difficult time in their life.
All the teachers interviewed for this post had a different favorite type of yoga! It really shows that yoga has something to offer for everyone. If you are just getting started with yoga, I would highly recommend giving multiple types of yoga a try. Sometimes the practices that don’t appeal to us, are the ones that we end up enjoying the most.