A Guide to 6 Types of Yoga
Ideal for: A more spiritual experience.
What it is: This form of yoga was developed to calm the mind and energize the body through movement, the chanting of mantras, and breathing. “The average session is made up of 50 percent exercise, 20 percent breath work, 20 percent meditation, and 10 percent relaxation,” says Hari Nam Singh Khalsa, the director of Yogaheaven.com. The goal is to release the energy that kundalini devotees believe is stored at the base of the spine.
Good to know: Consider this style the most “out there.” If chanting is not for you, simply repeat the mantras in your head.