Ashtanga Yoga North Little Rock AR

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All About Yoga
(501) 563-8089
PO Box 7305
Little Rock, AR
Yoga Styles
Kundalini /Tantra Kriya Yoga

Yoga Studio of Little Rock
(501) 372-1780
910 W 6th St
Little Rock, AR
 
Shaktiananda Center - Raja Yoga House
(501) 623-3606
138 Parkhill
Hot Springs, AR
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Yoga in Siddha Tradition, Hatha

Upper Room Yoga
(479) 890-5114
107 N. Commerce Ave.
Russellville, AR
Yoga Styles
Siddha tradition Ashtanga yoga , Hatha

Ozark Yoga Center
(870) 391-2297
1881 May Lane.
Harrison, AR
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy; Kripalu Yoga

YogaYou
(877) Yog-aYou
1602 S. Pine St.
Cabot, AR
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Eureka Yoga
(479) 981-1659
7 Commerce Drive (Evolve Performing Arts Studio)
Eureka Springs, AR
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Hatha Flow, Gentle Hatha

Whitehaven Yoga Retreat
(501) 865-6881
283 Beechtree Rd.
Amity, AR
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga yoga in the Siddha Tradition

Marvin Altman Fitness Center
(479) 441-5469
810 Lexington Ave. PO Box 17006
Fort Smith, AR
 
Studiyo
(480) 990-9642
5115 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AR
 

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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