How many types of yoga?
There are many different types of yoga, and it is important to choose a form that is appropriate for each individual's level of fitness, goals, and medical condition. Some of the most popular and widely available forms are briefly explained below.
This type of yoga focuses on proper alignment and precise movements. Props such as blocks or straps are often used as part of Iyengar yoga for those who are not as flexible or to compensate for injuries. Because of this attention to detail and the modification of poses, Iyengar yoga is often a good form of yoga for people with back pain or neck pain, as they are likely to benefit from modification to the poses.
The following yoga pictures show some common yoga poses with modifications:
Fig 1 (down dog): A common yoga pose that promotes stretching of the entire back of the body, and also helps develop arm and shoulder strength.
Fig 2 (modified down dog): A modification of the pose for beginners usin ...more