Ashtanga or “Power Yoga” for Beginners

What to expect: Continuous, rapid-flow movements, combined with loud (energizing) breaths. The direction of gaze is also emphasized during each asana.

Who should try it: Medically and physically fit, flexible students looking to try an intensive workout.

The details: “With 240 postures done in six successive series linked by breath, this style requires great stamina,” Bar says. “Each sequence is designed to create heat inside the body and channel oxygen and energy up the spine.” Athletes can add this style to their routine to build strength and flexibility in a way not possible through their regular workouts.