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Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga - What’s The Difference?

Yoga has been proven to offer many health and mental benefits. It is a mind-body activity that has grown in popularity in which many styles of yoga has emerged. Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga and Yin Yoga are some of the most popular styles of yoga. Below is a brief description of each.

Hatha Yoga

Yoga that teaches physical postures can fall under the umbrella of Hatha yoga. Hatha yoga is considered to be a gentle yoga which usually introduces the most basic yoga asanas. Hatha yoga is great for beginners, but even seasoned practitioners can end up leaving a class feeling more loose and relaxed. Other benefits include improved emotional health, stress management, relieves anxiety and depression, reduction in back and neck pain and much more.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means coiled snake. It is believed that each individual is born with a divine energy at the base of the spine. But to put us in direct contact with the divine, we have to make an effort to ‘uncoil this snake’. By practicing Kundalini yoga, you can awaken your Higher Self and turn potential energy into kinetic energy, which can help you approach each day with a strong sense of individual truth. A typical class involves a variety of activities that includes stretching, breathing, chanting, jumping and even dancing, which helps you focus on your breath, expand your energy and align your chakras.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow, meditative and soothing type of yoga that targets your deep connective tissues, bones and ligaments. Poses are usually held longer than in a Hatha Yoga, typically from 2 to 5 minutes to really work on those connective tissues. This can help slow down the aging process and decrease the tightness in our bodies that we feel as we get older. While holding these poses can be uncomfortable, it also forces you to focus on your breath, which can lead to numerous benefits such as stress reduction, increased circulation and encourages mindfulness and meditation. 


At Garden of Dreams, they offer Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, and Hot Yoga. They also offer sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls. Nestled in the hills of Yosemite valley is the Garden of Dreams Wellness Retreat where you can relax, revitalize, rejuvenate, detox, repair, and detach from the hectic world we live in. At Garden of Dreams, you can experience the benefits of staying in a remote location with daily yoga, mindfulness meditation, and a clean diet. 

Learn more about the Garden of Dreams at their site at https://www.gardenofdreamswellness.com/