Certain people are attracted to certain styles of yoga for various reasons. Just as the color of your yoga mat can affect your practice, your favorite yoga style might say something about your personality.
The following is a fun, light-hearted list of yoga styles, and the personalities they attract.
This style of yoga is for those in need of some serious power relaxing, and not ashamed to admit it. For restorative yoga lovers, there is no guilt in shutting out the world with a lavender eye pillow and kicking back on a fluffy pile of blankets for an hour.
Active styles of yoga, such as power yoga, vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, attract the spirited sorts who are looking to improve athletically, and stretch their acrobatic skills.
Yoga in this category is seriously physical, but this is not to say there is no spiritual element to it. People who gravitate toward strength-oriented yoga classes often find spiritual inspiration through physical challenges.
Those who pay close attention to detail and do not take anything for granted are usually people who love Iyengar yoga. No one has ever accused an Iyengar yogi of turning a blind eye to the particulars that so many modern yoga practitioners overlook.
Bikram Hot Yoga
There is no question that anyone who voluntarily signs up for an hour and a half of yoga in extreme temperatures led by a militant instructor knows exactly what they want and are not afraid to go get it.
Bikram yoga fans are routine oriented. Following the same set of 26 yoga poses in every single class, they don’t do well with surprises or changes. Never tell a Bikram Yoga enthusiast to just chill out. That is not in their nature.
Yogi Bhajan, founder of Kundalini Yoga once said, “Life is a lie if you do not find the eternal truth.”
Intrigued by life’s eternal truths, Kundalini yogis are fascinated with the universe within the heart, the mind, and the intellect. Devotees tend to think outside the box and are attracted by the inimitability of this style of yoga. Kundalini yogis are individualistic, yet open to being presented unique perspectives on life.