Yoga has many health benefits, from reducing stress and clearing your mind, to creating long, lean muscles and a core strength you’ll be proud of. Whether or not you’re already enjoying and reaping the benefits of yoga or are new to this style of workout, there are so many levels of yoga available that work for beginners to experts, and styles to fit just about anyone’s preferred type of exercise. But with so many types and options to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right fit for you—for your body, experience and fitness level.
Check out some of the most popular types and levels of yoga out there, to help you figure out what type of yoga is best for you and to discover yoga styles you may not known about…
1. Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga is one of the most popular and common types of yoga in North America, and it’s great for beginners because of its structure and postures. You’re not going to get a vigorous workout—instead, gentle movements and poses will help create long muscles and loosen you up. It typically focuses on three aspects: breathing, meditation, and postures. While many beginners are attracted to Hatha yoga for its easier moves and slower pace, it can be a good fit for all fitness levels because of the relaxation and loosening of your muscles, and can be an effective way to relax after a busy or stressful day.