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October 23, 2014
All things yoga

This weekend the Chi team will be at the OM Yoga Show in London.  Head down to the stand to get some great special offers, try some of the drinks and of course say hi!

Here at Chi we absolutely love all things yoga and for so many different reasons.  There are lots of ways of practicing yoga, whether you only have 15 minutes to spare or if you want to go on a retreat for a month.  The benefits are numerous; it can make you feel calmer, more flexible (physically and mentally!), healthier and fitter.

Whether you are totally new to yoga or practice it regularly it is important to understand the different types available to you.  Here are just a few of the varieties.

Hatha

This slow and gentle form of yoga is perfect for winding down after a long day.

Bikram

This yoga was created by yogi Bikram Choudhury in the early 1970s and focuses on the same sequence of 26 poses.  Classes take place in a heated room, so if you like to sweat this one is for you!

Ashtanga

This is a more athletic style of yoga, ideal for those looking for more of a work out.  This quicker style offers a series of poses, which are held for five breaths and broken up by half sun salutations.

Iyengar

Iyengar yoga uses lots of props like blocks, harnesses and straps.  There is a strong focus on alignment so may be helpful as a form of physical therapy.

Vinyaser flow

This style of yoga is based around flowing movements.  Each class is different so if you are after variety, this might be the yoga for you.

Hopefully this has got you excited about all things yoga and we look forward to seeing some of you at this weekend’s OM Yoga Show.  Remember, if you are planning on doing some classes at the show or can’t make it and are planning to go to some yoga classes you have to stay hydrated. Why not take your favourite Chi along with you?

 

 

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