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I don’t know how many times I have heard, ‘What style do you teach?’ while I was teaching a lot of Yoga classes. Now at the studio it’s, ‘What style’s do you have?’

We have so many people arriving at the studio with past experiences with all kinds of Yoga styles. Usually, there is only one Yoga for each person who asks either of these questions at that time and the rest………..well let’s just say the rest are the rest.

Here are some of the opinions I have heard (and only some mind you):

pattabhi jois teaching– Ashtanga is the only real Yoga.

– Bikram is the only real Yoga.

– I only want to do Tantric Yoga and not with other men. Just with women!

– Kundalini is the only real Yoga. You can notice a pattern here!

– Anusara is the only Yoga for alignment.

So basically what I hear time and time again no matter what is actually said, is ‘My Yoga is way better than Yours’ and further to this generally ‘I will never even consider trying any other form of Yoga (especially yours) as I don’t think I like you therefore ‘Your’ Yoga can not be right!’

So what do I take from this? yoga headstands

Easy. No matter what you think my Yoga is way better than yours and whatever your opinion is you’re completely wrong and why might you ask? Because I know way better than you!!

I’m joking of course. I see so much discussion online and elsewhere about what is real Yoga and what is not and what style this, that and the other. There are so so many different takes on Yoga. So, so many different styles and more coming all of the time. And after falling victim myself to thinking I know better than others at one time or another here’s my two cents on the matter for whatever it’s worth.

If anyone is practicing anything that they find helps them in any way, shape, or form and they  call it Yoga then isn’t it bloody brilliant that they believe in their Yoga and isn’t it  frickin’ awesome that it helps them.

Thanks for reading and look after yourself!

Matt x


Author Matt

I started YogaHub out of a room at the back of someone else's house back in 2012 with nothing more than an idea. I'd been teaching Yoga since 2008 and had no intention of opening a Yoga Studio. I think, like everything I've done, I just decided one day I was going to give it a try. And try I did and if you're reading this I guess I'm still trying.

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