What are the differences between Bikram, hatha, and vinyasa flow yoga classes ?

Bikram Yoga - 

1. Bikram yoga consists of a sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises practised in a heated room (typically around 105°F).

2. The sequence is structured and follows a specific set of poses, which are held for a specific duration.

3. Emphasize consistency in the sequence and room temperature to facilitate detoxification and flexibility.

Yoga Posture


Hatha Yoga -

1. Hatha yoga is a broad term encompassing any style of yoga that focuses on physical postures (asanas) and breath control (pranayama).

2. Classes may vary widely in terms of pace, intensity, and style, as they are often tailored to suit the needs and preferences of the practitioner or instructor.

3. Typically includes a combination of asanas, pranayama, and relaxation techniques.


Vinyasa Flow Yoga -

1. Pose sequences in vinyasa flow yoga are dynamic and flowing, always in harmony with the breath.

2. There is an emphasis on smooth transitions between poses, creating a continuous flow of movement.

3. Classes may vary in intensity and pace, with some focusing more on strength and others on flexibility or relaxation.


- Tanmay Bhati

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