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I am interested in starting Yoga classes but I am really confused about all the different styles?

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Sparkly Yoga

The previous answers are all very valid. Your best bet is to just go out and try a couple of different classes with a few different teachers and find what gels best with you. Most Yoga studios should be happy to accomodate this.

All the best,

Namaste

Michele

Linda Robinson Matsyendra Yoga

I can understand your confusion, there are lots of styles of yoga to choose from in 2010!

If you are wanting a balance between asana or the physical postures, and meditation, then a general hatha yoga class will be for you.

If you want to include meditation but would prefer stronger physical work, try Iyengar.

Of course there are many more styles of yoga but these two are a starting point, and it's probably best if you just jump in and see what you think. You'll sort it all out very soon.

Good luck and enjoy the experience!

Namaste
Linda

Vital Yoga

Yoga 'styles' originated when different teachers placed emphasis on different aspects of traditional yoga. You could anticipate:
increased energy and vitality from flowing movements, Increased endurance from postures held for a longer time, heat and physical reshaping from vigourous movements, awareness and tranquility from steady rhythmic breathing.

Look for a class that offers variety for balance and harmony and mental clarity. Breath practices and meditation are key for personla transformation.

Mary Woolley

Yoga should suit the individual not the individual suit the yoga. The various styles of yoga have developed over time as people discovered an approach to yoga that worked for them. Different yoga practices suit different people and you should find a style that you feel comfortable with and suits you physically and emotionally.

I personally prefer teachers who have trained in the Krishnamacharia linage that focuses on the individual person and helps them develop a yoga practice that is right for them.

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