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Types of Yoga

Aqua Yoga

Aqua Yoga

What is Aqua Yoga?

Water yoga, or aqua yoga, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a style of yoga that takes place in a body of water—like a swimming pool, spa, pond or lake. Water yoga offers a variation on the traditional yoga routine, simply by performing asanas, or postures, in the water. Many of the poses are the same as those you would practice in a typical yoga setting, with modifications for safety and breathability.


Water yoga classes are a great option if you’re looking for a low-impact style of practice, or seeking to improve your sense of balance. The water creates an environment that requires your body to adjust to movement, while the natural buoyancy offloads stress and pain. Anyone can take water yoga classes, and the practice is particularly helpful for seniors, pregnant mothers, or people suffering from chronic pain.


Who it’s for
  • Beginner to advanced yogis
  • People with chronic pain
  • Kids
  • Seniors
  • Pregnant women
Who it’s not for
  • Everyone can benefit from aqua yoga
How it will help you
  • Relieves low back pain and arthritis
  • Increases flexibility
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Relieves chronic pain and tension
  • Improves balance
How it will not help you
  • May not build muscle
  • Some pools contain chemicals that are irritating to the skin
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Gail
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Shveta
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Sheetal
Wonderful meditation

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Carolyn
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Anupama
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Questions about Aqua Yoga

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Can yoga be done in a pool?

What are the different water yoga poses?

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Get started with Aqua Yoga

Read more about Aqua Yoga – but the best way to learn is to try it! Sign up for a free trial with MyYogaTeacher and get 14-days of unlimited live yoga classes online plus 2 complimentary private yoga sessions to help you get started!