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Yoga styles

Is there a yoga style that dispenses with the philosophy, spiritualism and self help stuff, and just focuses on the poses?

Can I sound any more American?!???

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I have wondered the same thing


I've found a couple yogi who mostly dispense with all that and focus on the poses; I think a little bit is still present, but Kanta Barrios (I used her videos, free on Amazon Prime, for starting you) and the yogi at Yoga Upload on YouTube. They both practice vinyasa yoga, which may or may not be power yoga. Most of the Yoga Upload videos are for advanced beginners and above, but she may have some for beginners. She has some classes (videos) that are more gentle too.

shayne69 Level 6 Dec 11, 2018

You can close your ears and just do it. You know when a woman asks you why the dishes are not done or the bed is unmade. Just like that, pretend nobody is saying anything.

Jolanta Level 8 Dec 11, 2018

Every instructor I’ve had has been somewhat “woo woo.” I completely ignore it and focus on my practice. Luckily, I suppose it’s pretty light compared to what some may encounter.


Yeah sadly you could but several hot yoga places are all about the just getting it done but if that’s not your style and you have an Xbox with the eye attachment then you can their yoga workout on disc and the eye attachment is good because it can show you if you’re not quite right with your poses.

48thRonin Level 8 Dec 10, 2018

Check out the studios and classes in your area. There will be a description of the classes, and I'm sure they would welcome your questions. The studio I go to is light on the philosophy and more about the mechanics of the movements and poses. And then again it might depend on instructor.


Ashtanga can feel downright brutal, depending on the instructor.

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