Ideal for: Seasoned yoga practitioners.
What it is: This physically challenging style consists of an unvarying sequence of poses. “Typically, you execute 70 poses in one 90-minute to two-hour session,” says Coni Pappas, the owner of White Orchid Yoga, in Clearwater, Florida. These will include 10 sun salutations, backbends, and inversions.
Good to know: Ashtanga requires strength and endurance, so you’ll get the most out of it if you practice regularly. Make a commitment to do the routine at least three times a week.
A quick video at realsimple.com/breathe demonstrates how to relax with deep-breathing exercises.