Get ready to sun salute your way into a brand new you. Yoga is all about instant gratification and lasting transformation. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. It can help with weight loss, improve flexibility and increase strength. It can also help ease anxiety, and get you a better night’s sleep.
There are so many yoga studios in Sydney, and different types of yoga to suit each fitness goal. Thankfully we’ve done the hard work for you. Read out guide to the different types of yoga to find out which one will suit you best.
It’s all about the basics. This is a slow moving class that requires you to hold each pose for a few breaths. You may not work up a sweat, but you will leave the class feeling more relaxed.
Perfect for: Beginners.
Flow from one posture to the next – just don’t forget to breathe. This is a vigorous class that is fluid and movement intensive. It is as rigorous as Ashtanga but no two vinyasa classes are the same.
Perfect for: Runners are endurance athletes will like a Vinyasa class because of the continuous movement. It is also good if you can’t get enough of HIIT.
This branch of yoga is all about attention to detail and alignment. Each posture if held for a period of time, which may be mentally and physically challenging. The class typically uses a wide array of props such as blocks, blankets and straps to help you get into the proper pose.
Perfect for: Those with injuries (although you should consult a doctor first). It will help you get the knowledgeable instruction you need.
Bikram is practiced in a 40 degree room. If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen, or rather yoga studio. The series consisted of 26 poses and two breathing exercises. It is said to help with weight loss, and boost metabolism.
Perfect for: Those who like to sweat. It is also good for those newer to yoga because of the predictable sequence. The heat will also help you get deeper into the pose.
Find your zen with this restorative yoga practice. Each pose is held for several minutes at a time to target your deeper connective tissues.
Perfect for: Those looking to stretch and unwind.
What are you waiting for? Get in to those cute yoga pants, and on to your yoga mat. Here is Bookwell, we want you to look good and feel even better.