I have been taking Yoga with a guy who teaches mainly Ashtanga style Yoga. Lately, he has been teaching a Brazilian style of yoga that seems to use rolling around on the floor in Pigeon Pose. Supposed to help with Brazilian Ju Jitsu and opening the hips.
Being relatively new to yoga (1 year) I am still learning about all the different styles, where they overlap and where they differ. So while I thought this list was very informative, I was extremely disappointed to see that Forrest Yoga was not on the list. Of all the classes I take, Forrest is by far my favorite... delving deep into breath-work and intense holding of poses. Ana Forrest herself is worth mentioning, for her story and her cultivation of this style.
Where is Forrest Yoga on this list?
Yes, please do your homework more thoroughly.
T.K.V. Desikachar is no longer associated with the term viniyoga, ever since it has been appropriated by certain americans that have nothing to do with his teachings. If you go to the website of his center, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, www.kym.org you will notice that the word viniyoga does not appear anywere.
No time for adjustments in Ashtanga Yoga? Hands on adjustment is the essence of this teaching and learning style. For less informed readers' sakes, please do homework more thoroughly.
I've been practicing Bikram yoga for the past month and I've noticed, out of class, that my hands become numb occasionally, and my neck feels very stiff and sore. We practice many spinal extension poses in class and I wonder if there is a connection.
Hi, Thanks for this list. It is nice to see what is out there.
I am a 32 years old man with a height of 5 foot and 10 inches with medium built . I want to be physically very flexible and yet very strong.
Online yoga survey on well-being among workers
I am a postgraduate student at the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom completing an MSc in Occupational Psychology. My research project focuses on workers’ well-being and their exercise habits.
As part of my research study I have prepared an online questionnaire to distribute to those who practice any physical exercise including yoga in your organisation/yoga studio.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather information that will allow me to investigate how the practice of yoga (specifically Bikram Hatha yoga and other kinds of Hatha yoga) and physical exercise are related to workers’ well-being.
I would be really grateful if you would complete the online survey using the following web link and forward this e-mail to the members of your studio to complete the survey as well. The questionnaire should not take more than ten minutes to complete. The weblink is:
By clicking on this link, your e-mail details will not be saved for this research or passed on to any third party. Should you have any problem to access the link, please copy it and paste it in the Internet browser and press enter.
This web link will direct you to the online survey so you can complete it. To encourage participation, all participants who fill in a questionnaire will have the option of entering a prize draw for a £100 prize.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this. I would be very grateful if you would take the time to fill out this questionnaire and forward this e-mail to the members of your studio and be part of this research. Should you want to see the results of this study when it is completed, I will be happy to send them to you.
MSc Occupational Psychology,
The University of Nottingham - UK