Here’s a quick cheat sheet so can find one right for you:
If you’re looking to improve your fitness, Vinyasa is a great source of cardio due to its rapid movements, change in stance and style of poses.
This a great place to start if you’re a beginner. Iyengar focuses on precision and alignment of the body with the use of planned sequencing, timing and props.
This one has perhaps the biggest focus on meditation, with emphasis on chanting mantras and practicing both physical and spiritual sequences in equal measure. If you’re looking for a style to bust some stress, this one’s for you.
Prepare to sweat. Practised in a hot studio with a set sequence of movements and poses that does not change. Considered by many to be one of the more difficult forms of yoga, Bikram helps to build strength and fitness, while also helping to sweat out impurities.
Yin yoga is a meditative practise that focuses on lengthening the connective tissues (like fascia and cartilage) through poses held for longer periods. It’s the perfect complement to a high intensity training scheme.