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A beginner’s guide to yoga

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Yogis understand the differences between different types of yoga but most people don’t. Hot yoga, power yoga and Vinyasa all seem the same to novices and can be intimidating to people who have never set foot on a mat.

The benefits of doing yoga are endless. It helps tone your muscles and strengthen your body. It helps to center people and give them peace and a calm mind. Each style of yoga offers something different to those trying them. In Dallas there is an endless amount of yoga studios to pick from, so here is a quick rundown of the options Dallas has to offer.

Vinyasa is a type of yoga that focuses on sun salutation movements. The classes focus on breath-synchronized movements and are energizing for those participating in them. Try Uptown Yoga for Vinyasa classes. Uptown Yoga offers classes for beginners, advanced yoga students and even expecting mothers.

Power Yoga and Ashtanga yoga are more intense and physically demanding forms of yoga. These styles of yoga emphasize the flow in a person’s body and requires constant movement on the part of the student. Try Exhale Dallas on Mockingbird for power yoga classes.

Bikram or hot yoga is popular among people who are trying to lose weight. Bikram yoga is a set series of 26 different poses and they are practiced in a room that is kept between 95 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of yoga is known for helping to loosen tight muscles. Yogis describe the classes as cleansing and strengthening. Bikram Yoga on McKinney Ave has multiple classes for beginners and advanced alike to try.

Corepower yoga is known to strengthen, detoxify and energize your body. Corepower Yoga in Mockingbird Station has lots of classes for beginners to try. They set their classes to energizing music and work to help people of all levels practice yoga.

Anusara is a style of yoga that focuses on virtue. With over 250 poses, Anusara yoga includes standing poses, backbends, balance and twists to strengthen and work your body. Check out Dallas Yoga Center to try out Anusara classes.

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