3 Different Kinds of Yoga to Try
Ever wondered what the most tweeted-about workout is? Well, Elliptical Reviews analyzed more than 300,000 tweets and found that yoga is the most frequently tweeted-about workout.
This doesn't surprise us too much, because yoga is the perfect workout for fitness newbies and seasoned athletes. Yoga has been shown to improve both physical and mental health - benefits include reduced stress, stronger muscles and improved balance and flexibility.
Still not convinced that yoga is the right workout for you? The National Institutes of Health found that "mixing [up your fitness routine] helps to reduce boredom and cut your risk of injury."
Ready to join in the social media frenzy? Here are three kinds of yoga to try:
- Bikram Yoga
Bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga, has grown in popularity over the past few years. This 90-minute yoga session takes place in a studio or space with a temperature of over 100 degrees. The heat helps release toxins and stretches your body further than regular yoga. With 26 poses and several breathing exercises, hot yoga will work out your entire body. Prepare to sweat and don't forget water!
- Aerial Yoga
Defy gravity and face your fears with aerial yoga. Imagine doing yoga poses in an anti-gravity hammock that is suspended from the ceiling. This weightless form of yoga has been proven to strengthen the core and flexibility, as well as reduce stress. Experience isn't necessary. Grab your friends, find a local studio and give this celebrity-favorite workout a try.
- Beach Yoga
Whether you're on the sand or on a stand-up paddleboard, soak up some vitamin D and take your yoga session outside. With uneven sand and crashing waves, beach yoga is a guaranteed way to improve your balance. In addition, the floating sensation has been shown to reduce stress. It's time to break out your favorite swimsuit and head to the beach. (Though if you live in areas with colder weather, you might want to wait a few months to try this one out!)
What's your favorite kind of yoga? Tell us in the comments below.