- Yoga for fitness
Yoga for fitness is derived from Hatha yoga practice and focuses primarily on the physical body. This practice is designed to utilize different yoga poses in order to increase the flexibility and strength of the body. Hatha yoga is also a soft introduction to spiritual yoga as this can be incorporated during practices.
- Yoga for sport
Yoga for sport is one of the most modern takes on yoga as it does not include any spiritual practice. This approach focuses on the ability to tackle even the most difficult postures through strength and endurance and has even been transformed into a competitive sport.
- Yoga for therapy
Yoga for therapy has inspired a relatively new practice that focuses on working with ailments in the body and the mind. Since traditional yoga was not developed for this purpose, yoga teachers have to take separate training in order to update their skills.
- Yoga for lifestyle
Embracing the yoga lifestyle means more than practicing a few times a week for fun, this entails daily practice as well as other lifestyle adjustments. Living a yoga lifestyle means increasing your awareness of the world around you and becoming conscious of the consequences of each individual action.
- Yoga for spiritual discipline
Yoga for spiritual discipline follows the path of incorporating yoga into your lifestyle with the addition of spirituality. This approach to yoga encourages practitioners to seek enlightenments through a spiritual understanding of the self.
- Yoga for health
Yoga for health works on the premise that one’s health isn’t just a lack of illness but the ability to be whole. Utilizing yoga for health means trying to align a healthy body with a healthy mind and connecting these with an awareness of the outside world.
- Yoga for healing
Yoga for healing works by encouraging practitioners to look beyond superficial diagnoses and focus on deeper reasons for being unwell. These may be related to physical lifestyle habits or mental habits, such as picking up stress, that create toxic consequences. Overall, this style emphasizes individual responsibility for one’s well-being.
- Yoga for happiness
Yoga for happiness utilizes the practices of yoga for health and healing as a basis for finding happiness. It teaches practitioners seeking happiness that happiness is inside them but that they just have to increase their awareness of themselves and their place in the universe to find it.
- Yoga for discipline
One of the most helpful skills that practicing yoga can teach is discipline. This approach encourages practitioners to understand that they cannot gain anything from yoga without putting anything in. It also emphasizes the benefits of combining both physical and mental discipline to reach peak awareness.
- Yoga for balance
Yoga for balance puts the importance of unity at the heart of its teachings. It wants students to understand that a lack of balance is at the center of all the disharmony in the world. This disharmony also affects the mind and the body, however, both can be remedied with an increase in awareness.