Ashtanga Yoga Narragansett RI

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Simplify Yoga
401-935-YOGA (6942)
2076 Nooseneck Hill Rd (rt 3)
Coventry, RI
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Svaroopa, Heated, Vinyasa

All That Matters Yoga and Holistic Health Center
(401) 782-2126
315 Main St
Wakefield, RI
Yoga Styles
Basic ,Hatha,Vinyasa, Kundalini, Baptist

Soma Center for Yoga and Meditation
(401) 846-7662
Two Pond Avenue
Newport, RI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Ashtanga

Innerlight Center for Yoga
(401) 849-3200
Box 4547
Middletown, RI
Yoga Styles
Eclectic

Ananda Retreat
(401) 377-8007
312 Tomaquag Rd. Box 197
Hopkinton, RI
Yoga Styles
Ananda Yoga

Natural Fitness Yoga
(401) 783-9229
76 Narragansett Avenue
Narragansett, RI
Yoga Styles
Santosha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Heated

Yoga School of South County
782-9511
1058 Kingstown Road.
Peace Dale, RI
Yoga Styles
Multi

Salt Pond Yoga
(401) 322-5062
5740 Post Rd
Charlestown, RI
Yoga Styles
Baptiste-power vinyasa

Optimal Health Group
(401) 884-1757
99 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, RI
Yoga Styles
Iyengar/Vinyasa Krama

Westerly Community Yoga Center
(401) 207-9108
93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa and Gentle

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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