5 Types of Yoga for Weight Loss

Power Yoga

Although Power Yoga isn't an official branch of the practice, it is a popular class name at studios and gyms around the country. "This usually means that the instructor might put more focus on getting a really good workout, versus a calming meditative experience," says Sophie Herbert, a yoga instructor in Brooklyn.

Power yoga classes may include a lot of strength-training moves, like planks and chaturanga, or they may incorporate cross-training or props, like hand weights, to rev up calorie burn. Also look for classes with names like "cardio yoga," "boot camp yoga," or "core yoga."