Ashtanga Yoga Albany OR

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Tina Taylor: Heart & Soul Wellness
(541) 753-2255
2255 NW 25th St.
Corvallis, OR
Yoga Styles
Ananda, Satyananda, dance, therapy

Stillpoint Meditation Blankets
(541) 609-0109
23510 Clark Drive
Philomath, OR
Yoga Styles
Original Meditation Blankets

Yoga Center Of Corvallis
(541) 757-3704
111 Nw 2nd St
Corvallis, OR
 
Bikrams Yoga College Of India
(541) 757-9642
1750 Sw 3rd St
Corvallis, OR
 
ME Fitness Center Yoga and Pilates
(541) 574-9062
1111 SW 10th St
Newport, OR
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Anusara, Sivananda, Power, Hot

Mandala Studio
(541) 745-7332
contact for info
Corvallis - Lewisburg, OR
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

Indigo Wellness Center
(503) 370-9090
3276 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
Yoga Styles
Yoga/Pilates/Zumba

Cedar & Fir Studio
(541) 231-6091
3204 Nw Grant Ave
Corvallis, OR
 
Indigo Wellness Center
(503) 370-9090
3276 Commercial St Se
Salem, OR
 
Body Motions Studio
(503) 914-9693
131 Oakwood Dr.
St. Helens, OR
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Flow, Gentle, Therapeutic

Types of Yoga

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

There are many types, or schools of yoga that have evolved over the centuries. yoga_typesThese different types of yoga evolved as different yogis developed their own philosophies and approaches based on the traditional methods and then taught their own approach to new students, who then passed them on to their own students and disciples.

Some of the many types of Yoga include:  Purna, Ashtanga, Jnana, Bhakti, Bikram, Karma, Raja, Hatha, Kundalini, Mantra, Tantra, Iyengar, Astanga, Vini, Ananda, Anusara, Integral, Kali Ray Tri, Kripalu, Kundalini, and Sivananda.

 

Some of the most popular in the U.S., and the ones you are most likely to find in yoga and fitness centers, are  Astanga (or Ashtanga), Bikram, Hatha, Lyengar, and Kundalini (Kundalini yoga is reported to be more than 5,000 years old, was introduced to the west in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan when he traveled here from India).

 

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga, or power yoga, is an ancient system of yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. In the U.S., it is taught as an aggressive workout where you move quickly from one pose to another to build strength and endurance. There is little emphasis on meditation with Ashtanga, and at the end of the session you will feel more like you have completed a traditional weight-training or calisthenic workout than you would with any other type of yoga. Ashtangais more of a physically challenging workout.

Bikram Yoga

Bikram yoga is practiced in a room (sometimes unventilated) heated to about 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The objective is to loosen muscles and to sweat to cleanse the body and remove symptoms of disease and chronic pain. To my knowledge, there hasn't been any research on the safety or efficacy of Bikram, and so I don't recommend it because of the potential risk of dehydration, blood pressure changes, and cardiac problems with exertion in such an inhospitable environment. This is particularly so for individuals who may have an existing heart problem or high blood pressure but don't know it. Bikram has grown in popularity, and some people swear by it. I recommend that you speak with your physician first if you are determined to try it. 

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is the most popular type of yoga taught in the U.S., was developed by Yogi Swatmarama in India in the 15th century. Hatha yoga is the most widely practiced type in the U.S. and is excellent for beginners. It is gentle with slow and smooth movements, and the focus is on holding the poses and integrating your breathing into the movement. It's a great introduction to yoga as it incorporates many different asanas, as well as pranayamas and chanting. Hatha yoga will prepare you for other yoga types that might be taught at your yoga center. Hatha is a great way...

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