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Few of the most popular Branded Hatha yoga style has been mentioned below, kindly see which Brand style you feel more
interested.


Ananda Yoga is a relatively gentle Yoga practice. Its object is to awaken, experience, and begin to control the subtle energies within oneself, and use these  energies to harmonize body, mind, and emotions, and above all to attune oneself with higher levels of awareness.

One unique feature of this system is the use of silent affirmations while in the Asana as a means of working more directly and consciously with the subtle energies to achieve this attunement.

It was developed by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.                                                                             


Ashtanga Yoga This style is not exactly a yoga but still quite famous as a yoga style and it is physically demanding. It is not for Beginners or anyone who's been taking a leisurely approach to fitness. Participants move through a series of flows, jumping from one posture to another in order to build strength, flexibility and stamina.

Ashtanga Yoga Practice involves performing challenging sequence of poses. This Yoga Style uses a system based on six series of increasing difficulty. The so called power yoga is based on Ashtanga yoga developed by K. Pattabhi Jois.


Iyengar Yoga style is famous for great attention to details and precise alignment of postures. The Yoga Poses are held much longer than in other schools of yoga and repeated several times .He also popularized the use of Yoga Props such as blocks and belts. This great attention to details, posture, and alignment has also become the notable characteristics of Iyengar Yoga and was named after B.K.S. Iyengar.


Sivananda Yoga This Style of Yoga focuses on the Pranayama, classic Asanas, relaxation,  Diet and meditation. Sivananda Yoga practice consist twelve Yoga Poses that seeks to increase strength, flexibility, Proper Breathing, and Meditation. It was
developed by Vishnu-devananda .He named Sivananda Yoga after his teacher, Swami Sivananda who is also one of the greatest Yoga gurus in the world.

Viniyoga rooted from the principle practiced by Sri. T. Krishnamacharya - the teacher of well-known contemporary masters B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and. His son, T.K.V. Desikachar, continued this principle and developed the practice of
Viniyoga.


Viniyoga make use of modified Yoga Poses that are designed to meet the specific needs of an individual and to enhance healing, flexibility and strength of joints. The emphasis of Viniyoga practice is on coordinating breath and movement.

Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room with high temperature and thus lots of sweat. Bikram students perform a series of 26 Asana. Each posture is usually performed twice and held for a certain period of time. Their Yoga Sessions start from Standing
Postures, then the Backbends, Forward Bends, and Twists. Bikram Yoga may be practiced by people who are already in good shape however you should ask for your physician's advice before getting involved into any exercise activity in case if you are suffering from any ailment. It is named after its founder - Bikram Choudhury.

Scientific Yoga is a style which is systematic and has yoga exercise from simplest yoga asana to strength building posture step by step, which are being practiced considering, body strength and participants comfort level. It includes postures for
flexibility. It is good for strong workout. It includes the Scientific sleep, practiced by many great leader of the world. It includes breathing exercise for balancing energy level in body and relaxing mind.The emphasis in this style of yoga is to understand
scientifically every step and then experience the same. The Truth is what you experience. Its founder -Subodh Gupta


Anusara Yoga :  A new style developed by John Friend, Anusara Yoga is described as heart-oriented and spiritually inspiring, yet grounded in a deep knowledge of outer and inner body alignment. It is a combination of Hatha Yoga and biochemical
principles. Each student's various abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored. According to the practice of   Anasura Yoga, one must keep one's heart open and flow with grace as one do the postures. Anasura Yoga practice is based on
three principles: attitude, action and alignmen.


Kali Ray TriYoga :It was founded by Kali Ray. On practicing styles of  Yoga benefits which one gains are Posture, Breath, and Focus together to create dynamic and intuitive flows. The Tri Yoga exercises combine flowing and sustained postures following a spinal wave like movement, economy of motion, and synchronized breath and mudra. The flows are arranged by level and can be as gentle or as challenging as desired. In this style of yoga students may progress from basic to advance as they increase their flexibility, strength, endurance and knowledge of the flows.


Kripalu Yoga: Kripalu puts great emphasis on Proper Breath, alignment, coordination of breath and movement, and "honoring the wisdom of the body" -- you work according to the limits of your individual flexibility and strength. In this style of Yoga students learn to focus on the physical and psychological reactions caused by various postures to develop their awareness of mind, body, emotion and spirit. There are three stages in Kripalu Yoga. Stage One focuses on learning the postures, proper breathing, and exploring your body's abilities. Stage Two involves holding the postures for an extended time, developing concentration and awareness of your thoughts and emotions. Stage Three is like Meditation in motion.

Kundalini Yoga: It was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. This style of yoga focuses on the controlled release of the Kundalini (serpent power) energy which is found at the base of your spine. The practice of Kundalini Yoga involves classic poses, chanting, coordination of breath and movement and Meditation. In this style of yoga the emphasis is on the Chanting and Breathing. Kundalini Yoga helps Yogis with spiritual transformation and unity consciousness
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