Yoga is an old health practice for stronger-flexible body, toning of muscles, reducing stress, and physical well-being. Different yoga asanas are effective for different parts of a body. Following are the major types of asanas in yoga:
It means a breath-synchronized movement in which, performance of a series of poses called sun-salutation matched to the breath system of a human body. It typically starts with a sun salutation to warm up the body for more intense stretching.
Ashtanga or 8 limbs or power yoga is a fast paced and intense style of yoga. This series of asana is always performed in the same order. It is a very tough and rigorous exercise because this asana demands a constant movement from one pose to next pose.
This kind of yoga practice is more concerned with body alignment. Alignment describes the precise way of practice where body should position in order to get maximum benefits and avoid injury. This asana mainly emphasizes on long time pose and quick movement from pose to next.
This type of asana mainly focuses to freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards. All other asana controls the breath but this explores the effect of breath. Its movement is rapid and repetitive rather than the pose held for a long time.