Name That Style of Yoga

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Can you name the different styles of yoga? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.

Which style of yoga is known for its use of props, like blocks and straps?

If your yoga instructor is handing out blocks, straps and blankets, chances are you're in an Iyengar yoga studio.

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Which style of yoga is performed in a hot room?

Get ready to sweat -- Bikram yoga is performed in rooms heated to high temperatures.

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Which of these types of yoga would you practice if you wanted a vigorous workout?

If you're looking for a fast-paced yoga workout, seek out an Ashtanga class.

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Which of these types of yoga is most likely to feature chanting?

Chanting is one of the ways in which Kundalini practitioners try to awaken the energy within.

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Which style of yoga is copyrighted?

Yogi Bikram Choudhury garnered criticism when he copyrighted his form of yoga, which involves 26 movements performed in a specific order in a heated room.

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Which type of yoga is tailored specifically for each person practicing it?

Want a practice that's as individual as you are? Try Viniyoga, which is designed to address a person's specific needs at any given time.

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Which style of yoga is associated with K. Pattabhi Jois?

If you love the fast-paced, aerobic style of Ashtanga yoga, you have yoga master K. Pattabhi Jois to thank.

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Which style of yoga, created by David Life and Sharon Gannon in the 1980s, is extremely popular in New York City?

The Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York City is a great place to spot yoga-loving celebrities, but it's also a place where you can learn a style of yoga that combines Ashtanga-style workouts with meditation and spiritual teachings.

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Which style of yoga is known for linking a specific silent affirmation to each pose?

Ananda yoga links a mental thought to each physical pose, which can help practitioners link their bodies and their minds.

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Which style of yoga emphasizes the five principles of proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet and positive thinking?

Visitors to the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers will learn about the five-point Sivananda system.

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Which style of yoga has a stage known as "meditation in motion," during which practitioners let go of thought and allow their bodies to perform whatever postures are necessary?

There are three stages of Kripalu yoga: one in which you learn postures, one in which you hold them while meditating and one in which you trust your body to perform the postures in a moving meditation that addresses your physical and emotional needs.

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Which yoga style was popularized by a guru who opened the Woodstock festival in 1969?

Swami Satchidananda, who opened the Integral Yoga Institute, chanted for the crowds gathering at the legendary music festival in New York.

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Which style of yoga emphasizes "Universal Principles of Alignment"?

Anusara is based on precise biomechanics, so expect lots of talk about inner and outer body alignment.

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If you're trying to wake up a sleeping snake, what kind of yoga are you practicing?

The word "kundalini" refers to a coil of energy which rests in the sacrum bone. Kundalini practitioners are trying to awaken this powerful coil, which is often depicted as a snake.

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What type of yoga is designed and adapted for people with specific medical conditions, such as AIDS?

Integrative Yoga Therapy was designed in the early 1990s for people with specific health issues, such as heart disease, depression and AIDS.

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If you're in a renowned yoga center in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, what kind of yoga are you practicing?

If you're practicing yoga in Stockbridge, Mass., you're probably at the famous Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

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If you're talking about "the three A's," what kind of yoga are you practicing?

Anusara yoga has three categories of practice: attitude, alignment and action.

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Not all paths of yoga are physical -- if you're focusing on service and good deeds, what type of yoga are you pursuing?

Karma yoga involves service to others and living in a selfless manner.

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If you're pursuing scholarly studies and developing your intellect, what path of yoga are you following?

Jnana yogis fill their days with study and academic pursuits.

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Which type of yoga is most closely associated with reverence for the feminine?

Tantra yoga has a reputation for being all about sex, but in fact, it's a path of yoga that celebrates ritual as well as feminine divinity.

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