Yoga Binder Essay-Yoga Personality Quiz

Katie Willden

YTT 1

Yoga Personality Quiz

 

According to the Yoga Personality Quiz on yoga.about.com, my yoga personality type is Contemporary.

Your modern approach will most likely align with the following styles, each based on the interpretation by a western yoga expert of ancient yoga methods.

-Vinyasa

-Anusara

-Jivamukti

-Power Yoga

Vinyasa yoga, is movement that is synchronized to the breath, and covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.

Anusara yoga focuses on alignment and teaches that all beings are inherently good.  It is a vinyasa-style practice that emphasizes heart-opening and the application of the universal principals of alignment, and an intention to bring the lessons learned in yoga class into daily life.

Jivamukti is a vinyasa style yoga practice that means liberation while living.  Each class has a theme and is generally very physically intense.  Each theme is explored through yoga scripture, chanting, meditation, asana, pranayama, and music.

Power yoga is a general term for used in the west to describe a fitness-based approach to vinyasa yoga.  It can be considered “gym yoga” for many people.

http://yoga.about.com/library/yogapersonalityquiz/bl_yogapersonalityresultsF.htm

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