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Types of Yoga

Confused By All the Different Types of Yoga?

Who wouldn't be? How do you know which types of yoga would suit you and your needs? Here is a quick overview to get you started. Most people don't know the difference between kundalini, bikram, hatha, and anusara types of yoga for instance. Actually, all physical Yoga practices are considered part of the limb called HATHA YOGA.

In Yogic tradition there are 8 limbs of Yoga, most are non physical, but have to do with service, devotion, education and service.

However, of the Physical TYPES OF YOGA, these are the most popular: Restorative, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow. Iyengar, Kundalini, Vini Yoga, Anusara, Bikram (Hot Yoga) Power Yoga, Pre Natal Yoga, Yoga4Fertility, Partner Yoga, Shadow Yoga, Yin Yoga, and ISHTA Yoga.

If you are trying to conceive, what you need to know is that not all types of yoga are going to get you the results you want. Some are too vigorous and stimulating to the body and deplete the body of the resources needed to conceive. The most beneficial types of yoga for women trying to conceive falls into two main categories:

RESTORATIVE: This style of Yoga is gentle and deep. The teacher will put you in a position and allow the pose to “do” you. It can be very relaxing and “restorative” to the internal organs and the body’s immune, and nervous systems. For some it can be very challenging, as sitting still and breathing consciously is difficult for some ”A” type personalities. But this is exactly what your nervous system needs to ‘slow down and receive.’ Particularly in the second two weeks of your cycle between day 14 and 28.

YOGA4FERTILITY OR FERTILITY YOGA:; This yoga program is designed for women who are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant and combines a specific series of breathing and stretching exercises that open the body, increase circulation to the reproductive organs, reduces stress, increases positive feelings about yourself and helps to reduce the impact of the stress hormone cortisol on the body while increasing your ability to stay connected to your body through infertility treatments. Brenda has helped women worldwide with her Yoga4Fertility program. (learn more)