When it comes to beginning yoga, one of the most common questions is, “Which type do I practice?” Would it be best for you to go for Bikram Yoga like David Beckham, or dive headfirst into Ashtanga Yoga like Sting? Then again, wouldn’t a well-rounded approach that touches on several styles work best?
The answers lie in what your inner knowing indicates is best for you. Nobody else can answer that question for you but you.
Focusing on One Style vs. Changing it Up
When you focus on one style of yoga, you’ll be strengthening only the parts of you that particular style of yoga targets. For example, Kundalini Yoga focuses on clearing blocks in your energy field and incorporates the use of sound, mantras, energy healing, exercises and meditations to release trauma from the energetic body.
If you’re getting into yoga specifically to deal with blocks in your energy field, Kundalini Yoga is probably a good practice for you. However, if you’re looking for a workout that’s going to increase your flexibility and strengthen your whole body, then you may find that power yoga will be more beneficial.
For those looking for a mix between the spiritual and physical benefits of practicing yoga, an eclectic approach may be the best approach.
My Soul Mat
No matter your approach to yoga, one thing everyone needs is a mat. My Om Soul by My Soul Matis a wise choice. A yoga mat is much more than a simple piece of material for you to stretch out on. It’s an integral part of your practice. Regard its importance and value it as much as your practice itself.
The My Om Soul yoga mat collection was designed to keep you grounded by putting specially selected affirmations before you while you practice. The overall theme of My Om Soul is to remind you of what you’re capable of and that a little gratitude goes a long way.