Styles of Yoga

Mantra Yoga

In this type, yoga is done with mantra, mantra is a Sanskrit word it means suggestion. Rhythmic activities of mantra may be in any language. Mantra act as a mental instrument for tuning the yoga practice. Repetition of mantra called jap it gives positive vibration. Vibrations from certain mantras can resonate and harmonize the energy of kundilini chakra. So, mantra sound can harmonize body and mind also and can give tremendous change in physical, mental and spiritual level by that mantra can cures the diseases and can achieve dreams also

But while doing mantra yoga practice the pronunciation of mantras is very important so one should learns the correct pronunciation from a teacher.


Viniyoga as a style of Hatha Yoga, it includes pranayam, bandha. It is developed by Indian yoga teacher Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.

The Sanskrit word viniyoga means “to use”, “to employ”, “to do”, among other senses. The term viniyoga had been used by T. K. V. Desikachar (son of Krishnamacharya) to describe his approach to utilizing the tools of yoga.

It is a personalized yoga, as in this yoga teacher works individually with each student and make personalized Yoga program for that particular student, so anyone can do viniyoga in particular his conviction. Viniyoga is a personalized yoga program for them, based on age heath past or current illness, mental and physical condition

Iyengar Yoga

It is named and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar. It is a form of Hatha Yoga, which is more precise with alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breathes control (pranayama). It gives strength, mobility and stability through the asana.

In this style of yoga props such as cushions, benches, blocks, straps and sand bags belts, blocks and blankets are use. By that performer can perform asana correctly and minimize the risk of injuries or strain. So, young and old peoples can do asana easily Props also allow elderly, injured, tired or ill students to enjoy the benefits of many asana.

Ananda Yoga

Ananda Yoga is for higher awareness. It is a style of Hatha Yoga established by Kriyananda. Ananda Yoga emphasizes inner awareness and each asana and pranayama of Ananda yoga gives natural expression of a higher state of consciousness, awaken and control the subtle energies (prana) within oneself, especially the energies of the chakras. It harmonizes the body, uplift the mind.

Ananda Yoga also includes Paramahansa Yogananda’s SRF Energization Exercises, which direct cosmic life force (prana) through the medulla oblongata to all parts of the body so that the whole body is recharge.

Tribalace Yoga

It is a self-discipline and modern form of traditional hot yoga, it is performed in hot but less humid condition than Bicram yoga. Various props are used in this form to help performer. Tribalance strengthen the core and upper body and stretch the hips and back. It acts on spinal cord make it strong.

Hot Yoga

Hot yoga is a style of yoga which is performed under hot and humid conditions to in a room heated 40 °C (104 °F) and 40% humidity. In this style heat use to increase an individual’s flexibility. Hot yoga typically leads to profuse sweating in colder climates. It often seeks to replicate the heat and humidity of India where yoga originates. Hot yoga is always associated with the style devised by Bikram Choudhury which is called as BIKRAM YOGA

Bicram yoga, power yoga, forrest yoga, tribalance yoga are the form of hot yoga.

Power Yoga

It is a more dynamic version of traditional style of yoga in which power yogis move quickly between poses, but the poses often focus on building strength rather than flexibility, meditation or chanting.

The technique of power yoga was created by Beryl Bender Birch of New York and Bryan Kest based in Los Angeles to make yoga more interesting for westerners. The only aim of power yoga is a farm of keep fit program. While the conventional form of yoga is intended for relaxation and rejuvenation, power yoga is more intense. It is more of an exercise than meditation or relaxation

Benefits of Power yoga

As it is more intense, it is very much useful in weight loss and helps to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, increased cardiovascular circulation and even helping de-clogging blocked arteries.

As it is more intense, before performing power yoga Precaution should be taken.

While practicing power yoga participant should be at least moderately fit otherwise the physically intensive asanas can leave doing more bad than good.

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga it is style of hot yoga devised by Bikram Choudhury. It is practiced traditionally in a room at 104 °F (40 °C) with 40% humidity. It is popular from 1970. The class typically runs 90 minutes and is always the same 26 postures with 2 different breathing techniques

As this style practice in humid condition it gets excessive sweating. So, there is a chance of low salt level.


It is combination of yoga and acrobatics. Now Acroyoga develop with various different styles like Acroyoga mixed with dance, Thai massage, callisthenics and so on.

Regular practice of Acroyoga gives physical and mental health benefits. Physical balancing can improve concentration and the massage elements provide stress relief. As it is more vigorous than many traditional yoga practices it may lead to more injuries

Vinyasa Yoga

“Nyasa” means to place and “vi “means special way so the word “vinyasa” means “arranging something (body) in a special way,” like yoga posture. But in this style yoga movements coordinate with breath to flow from one pose to the next.

Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga is a modern style of hata yoga. It is developed and named by Ana T. Forrest. This specific style focuses on holding poses for a longer duration of time.

By Forest yoga increase spirit, flexibility, strength. Forest yoga build relation between mind and body.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is the term for “a spiritual energy or life force located at the base of the spine”.
The word kundilini comes from a snake in the sense “coiled”, as in “forming ringlets. Kundalini means circular, annular.

Kuṇḍalini yoga also called as laya yoga, Laya may refer both to techniques of yoga (like Raja Yoga) and its effect of “absorption” of the individual into the cosmic.

It Yoga consists of active and passive asana, pranayama and meditations. It gives strength to the glandular, nervous system, circulation system. Develop awareness, consciousness and spiritual strength.