Practising yoga offers many health and mental benefits, but not all types of yoga might be right for you. The yoga tree has many branches, from fast-paced hot yoga to more contemplative and spiritual styles. This infographic neatly illustrates the qualities of different yoga styles, as well as several poses you should know.
Looking at the circular colour-coded chart, you can see, for example, which yoga styles are good for prenatal exercise, which are best for stress-relief, and which incorporate meditation, among other qualities.
The infographic from HealthCentral also points out some of the benefits of doing yoga regularly, including improved sleep quality, decreased depression and a better sex life.
The benefits of specific poses such as lotus and downward dog are also pointed out here.
Head over to HealthCentral to see the full PDF. For a quick overview of yoga and descriptions of many of these styles, see our guide to getting started with yoga.
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