Yoga 101: Keen to get going but don't know where to start? Here are some of the styles to know

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  • Yoga has come a long way from being an ancient Indian discipline.
  • Yogis and Gurus have brought the artform from India to various students in the west.
  • Many don't often follow all aspects of the discipline, but enjoy the artform as a form of exercise.

Yoga, an ancient discipline focusing on mental and physical wellbeing through various styles, has come a long way since its discovery.

While it was formerly an artform reserved for dedicated and committed yogis, it was decided that the beauty of yoga should be shared with others.

Over years, various styles have been established by different yogis, and these styles have different facets that set them apart.

Regarding the physical movement, there is something for most, if not all, levels of flexibility and mobility, but on a mental and spiritual level, there are also several benefits.

Here we give you the lowdown on some of the different styles to get you going:

HATHA YOGA

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BIKRAM YOGA

Man in yogi sports wear practicing yoga, Utthita H

ASHTANGA YOGA

Young calm female Black character meditating in a

HOT YOGA

Young yogi woman practicing yoga, doing Utthita Ha

IYENGAR YOGA

Woman practicing yoga at home, healthy lifestyle,

VINYASA YOGA

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KUNDALINI YOGA

Young woman meditating on the top of the mountain

YIN YOGA

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