Yoga has a history that is over 5,000 years old. The practice has roots that date back to ancient civilisations where it was thought to have first been developed by the Northern Indian Indus-Sarasvati civilisation in line with the emerging philosophy of Buddhism.
Fast forward to today however and there are now over thirty different types of yoga! Yoga’s adoption into the mainstream has meant that different variations continue to emerge as tastes, fitness levels and more meditation practices develop.
Despite the different branches of yoga now available, there are 5 types of yoga which are considered to be the main branches of the practice and which still influence modern yoga practice.