Hatha yoga is the root of all physical practices of yoga. Hatha yoga can be considered as anything you might do with the body, including: asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mantra, chanting, shatkriyas (cleansing techniques). Through a combination of conscious breathing and series of poses, hatha yoga build strength, promotes flexibility (in body and mind) corrects the body’s alignment and creates a sense of well-being. Hatha is a perfect style for all, from beginners to athletes looking to supplement and balance their daily workouts, to the seasoned practitioner to deepen body awareness.
Iyengar teaches us to emphasize precise alignment in each pose and thus the use of props such as blocks, straps, blankets, and bolsters is recommended.
Being the first accessory of Haṭha Yoga, âsana (yoga postures) is described first. It should be practised for gaining steady posture, health and lightness of body. - Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Vinyasa means “to place in a special way”, like notes in a piece of music or beads on a necklace. The string holding the beads represents the breath and the beads the poses. Maintaining focus on the breath while moving through a series of postures, sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures and finishing postures which may be different from class to class.
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
Yin Yoga directly addresses the demands that sitting still in one position for a long time places on the body by focusing on stretching connective tissue instead of muscle.
Yin Yoga is for you if you are tired, over-stimulated, when your energy is too erratic, your mind overactive, whether you are craving for energy or you feel you have too much of it. it's a good idea to balance all the on-the-go aspects of life and a great way to do that is through Yin Yoga.