6 Types of Yoga

Bikram

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Ideal for: Building flexibility.

Studios are heated to a sauna-like 105 degrees Fahrenheit, with a 40 percent humidity level. The heat loosens muscles, thus increasing one’s ability to stretch. Typically,  each 90-minute class includes a series of 26 poses done twice through. Avoid eating at least two hours before class: being too full in high heat can make you feel nauseated!

Iyengar

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Ideal for: Anyone with neck or back problems.

Iyengar emphasizes proper alignment to strengthen the muscles and support the joints. You often use props, like blocks and straps, to help you get into poses. This style of yoga can improve chronic neck and back pain.