Which Yoga Is Right For You?

Don’t know your hatha from your vinyāsa? It’s all good, CLEO’s got you cov­ered.

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It’s time to meet your mat. #yo­gan­nalovethis

To­day, yoga isn’t just about per­fect­ing your Down­ward Dog. Now you have to de­cide if you want to do it up­side down, in desert heat, or back­wards on a pad­dle board. And at­tempt­ing the wrong yoga type could mean the dif­fer­ence be­tween find­ing your in­ner zen and want­ing to punch your in­struc­tor. But don’t let the big de­ci­sions stop you from want­ing to get your Om on. There’s a lit­tle some­thing for ev­ery­one (from full-on noobs to to­tal pros). “There’s a yoga style to suit ev­ery level, age and back­ground,” ex­plains yoga ex­pert in­struc­tor Char­lotte Dod­son. “There are cer­tain types to com­ple­ment spe­cific cy­cles in your life at the mo­ment, and it’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that whichever style you de­cide to go for, yoga is a gate­way to the same place: Still­ness and peace­ful­ness.”

Na­maste to that! So, where does your gate­way lie? The an­swer de­pends on many fac­tors, like where you live, your bud­get, how much free time you have and what other ex­er­cise you do. If, for ex­am­ple, you love do­ing Pi­lates, you might pre­fer yoga that fo­cuses more on sooth­ing the mind rather than the body. If you’re into jog­ging, you may en­joy a va­ri­ety that al­lows you to ex­er­cise fast move­ments. What­ever the sit­u­a­tion, we’ve found the per­fect yoga style for you.

If you think yoga is just sit­ting around and breath­ing in and out, think again.

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