Ashtanga, Kundalini, Iyengar, Vinyasa…. what? Is your yoga vocabulary limited to downward dog and child’s pose?
Don’t kriya, we’ve got your back.
We teamed up with Boston-based yoga instructors Vyda and Siga Bielkus (also voted Boston’s best bachelorettes, gentlemen) to create this yoga guide for the yogi newb and pro alike.
Here’s what you can expect from each class style.
Good for: All levels
Common poses: Gentle stretching, simple arm balances
Temperature: Room temperature (unheated)
“Hatha” yoga is an umbrella term used to describe the physical practices of yoga. Through a combination of conscious breathing and series of poses called asanas, Hatha yoga corrects the body’s alignment.
One of the gentlest styles of yoga, hatha is a perfect style for beginners, athletes looking to supplement their regular workout with deep stretching, and for more advanced yogis hoping to deepen and perfect their poses.
Side notes: Since Hatha yoga is such a general practice, you may want to ask the teacher what the specific class is like and who it is geared for. You Hatha try Hatha! Continue reading >>