The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit.
What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word asana, which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.
There are many different types of yoga classes available in Richmond, including:
Bikram Yoga - Get ready to practice yoga in 105 degree heat and in 40% humidity -- hot! Though Bikram only has 26 poses and there's lots of alignment work so it might be a good fit for beginners. More>>
Hatha Yoga - Also good for beginners, Hatha typically requires a lot of breath work. Class is also likely to be focused on slow and gentle movements so it's a great type of yoga to wind down with at night. More>>
Vinyasa Yoga - Vinyasa is usually a fast-paced type of yoga with lots of different poses. Other than starting with a sun salutation, no two classes will be alike. You definitely won't get bored! More>>
Prenatal Yoga - If you're an expectant mother then Prenatal yoga is probably for you. Some say that Prenatal is one of the best types of exercise for moms-to-be as there's a lot of core work and a focus on breathing. More>>
(information source mindbodygreen.com)