What is the best type of yoga for a beginner?

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There are many different types of yoga, and it's best to start with a yoga type that fits you.

If you're willing to give yoga a go, but you end up with a class that doesn't work for you, you won't like it and there is a risk you'll never try again!

And that would be such a shame, so many people can testify about the impact of yoga on their life...

But it is recommended to practise yoga many times a week to get the full benefits.

Lucky, we have classes every day, in many different types of yoga, so you'll be able to fit many practices a week into your schedule :)

What is the best type yoga for a beginner? 

It all depends on what kind of beginner you are. You are a beginner in yoga, but what is your history of workouts? How flexible is your body? And what are your expectations when it comes to exercising? There is not one kind of yoga that can fit all beginners.

Are you fit or unfit? Young or older? Flexible or stiff? Injured or not injured? Do you enjoy cardio workouts? Are you interested in Mantras and Yoga philosophy?

You're fit, young, injury free, into cardio and flexible

For those 25 years old who are injury-free and enjoy cardio workouts – Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Pilates classes may be ideal as they involve "flowing" between poses.

You're fit, a bit older, injury-free, with stamina

Meanwhile, if you're somewhat more senior with an active life that mostly involves cycling and hiking stamina-wise - Hatha yoga and Iyengar Yoga might be best suited due to their longer-held postures.

You suffer from an injury or bad posture

Iyengar and Somatic Yoga are effective in helping manage injuries and improve posture. Iyengar yoga can help with the use of props and the attention given to correct alignment; meanwhile, Somatic yoga works by strengthening the body’s brain-to-muscle memory.

You're a bit older, or not very fit

If you are a bit older, not very fit, or with limited mobility, you can start with Yin yoga, Chair yoga, or Somatic Yoga.

You're into Mantras and Yoga philosophy

Interested in chanting Mantras in hearing about Yoga philosophy? Try Kundalini Yoga or Traditional Yoga classes.

If you’re not ready for yoga yet, you can do Meditation or Breathing instead!

No matter your age, injuries or workout goals, yoga can be a great path to wellness. With the numerous styles of yoga available - from fast-paced and dynamic to slow-moving and meditative - everyone is sure to find their perfect practice!

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