Your Cheat Sheet to the Most Popular Styles of Yoga

The first time I ever went into a yoga studio, I remember looking at the line-up of classes and thinking, whaaa?! There were so many different styles of yoga listed. How did I know which one was best for me? Best for beginners? Best for those looking for a more spiritual experience? A less spiritual experience? Those with alignment issues? Those who want to build strength, relax or get sweaty?

So. Many. Questions!

Back then, I had to just Google and try different styles of yoga to find my workout jam, but man, oh, man do I wish I had this infographic from Fairmont back then. It would have saved me a lot of … awkwardness. I still remember one of my first classes involving a lot of chanting, cat/cow and panting and me being totally and absolutely out of my element.

This infographic breaks down the most popular styles of yoga including ashtanga, bikram, vinyasa and yin. It looks at the differences between each style, including who it is most suitable for, the health benefits, its history and what to expect from a class. If you’re new to yoga, it’s worth saving to reference again and again!

Yoga styles and how they differ. Here is a guide to the most popular styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Bikram and Ashtanga.
Produced by Fairmont

What are your favorite styles of yoga? I’m so a vinyasa and restorative girl. —Jenn

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  1. I’m a vinyasa girl myself but this is such wonderful info for anyone who is considering yoga and feeling overwhelmed to their options. I’ll be sure to share this one!!