The branch of Yoga that focuses more on physical postures to create a fit body. Ancient scriptures say that Hatha yoga follows all eight limbs of Yoga but, modern-day yogis stress more on the asanas with little or no attention on the rest of the limbs.
This is a western form of Yoga with base of Ashtanga and Vinyasa style Yoga but, incorporates rigorous asanas in different order. In this practice the emphasis is more on enhancing flexibility and improving muscle strength. It is practiced more in gyms and became popular in mid 90s.
The practice which focuses on eight limbs of Yoga as suggested by Maharishi Patanjali in Yoga Sutras. By following the eight limbs, this practice purifies the body and mind to make one realize one’s true potential as a Yogi.
This form of Yoga practice connects one asana to another in the form of a string to create a smooth flow. The asanas are paired with the breath and transition happens in accordance with the flow of breath.
Developed by Joseph Pilates in early twentieth century, this form of exercise originated in Western side of the globe. It includes practice on the mat and machine with or without the use of strings and straps.