Yoga was established more than 5,000 years ago. Techniques were passed from yogi to student and, today, this complex practice has spread from India, all over the globe. This spiritual and physical exercise that focuses on strength, balance, meditation, and clarity. There are many types of yoga; some focus on spirituality, while others are more physical. All stem from the same basic principles but shift their focus to different areas and methods.


1. Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is one of the best types of yoga for beginners. It focuses on slowing down and relieving stress and tension through passive stretching. In restorative yoga, it's not uncommon to only take a few poses in the span of a one-hour class. Other types of yoga place a lot of focus on athleticism, but restorative yoga allows for deep relaxation; it uses props for support to keep things as stress-free as possible, and this makes it suitable for people of every ability.

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