Types of Modern Yoga Classes
Yoga is a great way to improve your overall physical and mental health. It can help you to reduce stress, improve flexibility, and increase strength.
There are many different types of yoga. These modern yoga classes listed below are common in AFC yoga studios and gym locations and blend the best of traditional movements with the latest yoga techniques.
All Levels Yoga class: All Levels Yoga is a type of yoga class that is designed for people of all fitness levels. The poses are typically modified so that everyone can participate, regardless of their experience or abilities. This makes All Levels Yoga a great option for beginners, as well as for people who are looking for a more challenging workout.
Power Flow Yoga class: Power Flow Yoga is a type of Vinyasa Yoga that is characterized by a flowing sequence of postures. It is a more vigorous form of yoga, and it can be a great way to improve your strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.
Gentle Flow Yoga class: Gentle Flow Yoga is a type of yoga that combines slow, steady movements with deep breathing. It is a great way to improve your flexibility, strength and balance, without putting too much stress on your body.
Pilates Fusion Yoga class: Pilates Fusion Yoga is a type of workout that combines the best of both worlds: the strength and flexibility of Pilates with the mindfulness and relaxation of yoga. Pilates Fusion Yoga is great for people of all fitness levels, as the instructor can modify movements to meet your individual needs.
Hatha Yoga class: Hatha Yoga is a general term for any type of yoga that focuses on physical postures. It is a good starting point for beginners, as it is a gentle form of yoga.
Vinyasa Yoga class: Vinyasa Yoga is a more vigorous form of yoga that links breath with movement. It is a great way to improve your flexibility and strength.
Yin Yoga class: Yin Yoga is a type of yoga that is characterized by holding postures for longer periods of time, typically 3-5 minutes. This allows you to target the deeper, connective tissues in your body, such as your fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Yin Yoga is often described as a “passive” form of yoga, as you do not need to use a lot of muscular effort to hold the poses. Instead, you focus on relaxing into the pose and allowing the connective tissues to stretch.
Chair Yoga class: Chair Yoga is a type of yoga that is practiced while sitting in a chair. It is a great option for people who have limited mobility or who are new to yoga. Chair Yoga can help to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance, and it can also be a great way to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.
Yoga Stretch class: Yoga Stretch is a type of yoga that focuses on improving flexibility. The poses are typically held for longer periods of time, which allows the muscles to relax and lengthen. This can help to improve range of motion and reduce pain.
If you are new to yoga, it is a good idea to start with a beginner’s class. Once you have mastered the basics, you can move on to more advanced classes.
Here are some additional tips to think about when taking a yoga class:
- Think about your goals. Are you looking for a class that is physically challenging or one that is more focused on relaxation?
- Consider going with family, friends, or meeting new friends in class. A yoga class can help build relationships. The physical activity combined with doing something positive for yourself releases endorphins which are the feel-good hormones and can help you feel more social.
Yoga is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being, and we hope this list helps you find the type of yoga that is perfect for you!
If you are looking for a new way to get fit and healthy, consider trying yoga. There are yoga studios in each AFC Fitness gym location that offer a variety of classes. Start a free 30 day Trial today!