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What's It Like in Yoga Class

Your Favorite Ways to Practice Yoga

Yoga can be many things to many people, and everyone's practice differs. And it's not just about whether you enjoy meditative flow class over sweating it out in power yoga, but also when and how you like to practice. We recently asked you to tell us about your personal yoga style, so here are your results!

  • Time of day: It was a tie between morning or night classes, with about 40 percent of you preferring each of these times, and the rest opting for an afternoon session.
  • Type of class: Forty-three percent like to go to a vinyasa class instead of bikram or other hot yoga (21 percent), ashtanga or power (28 percent), or another type of yoga (eight percent)
  • Yoga wear: No old ratty t-shirts for most of you; 57 percent of readers said they don cute duds before heading to the studio.

Check out the rest of your yoga studio preferences after the break!

  • Rent vs. own: Whether it's because of the ick factor or the economic factor, most of you have invested in a yoga mat for your practice (90 percent).
  • Favorite place: We're spread out pretty evenly in the studio. Many you prefer the front or middle (30 percent each), but the back of the room inched out as the favorite place for most to mat down (40 percent).
  • Favorite teacher: Yoga is all about individual preferences, so it's no wonder that 73 percent of you have connected with a favorite teacher.
  • Yoga buddy: Yoga studios can be social while you're in the changing area, but don't try talking in class!  This could be why most of you prefer to go without a buddy (74 percent).
  • Level: Most of you take intermediate yoga classes (53 percent), while a good chunk of you are still learning the basics (36 percent) or twisting and turning in advanced classes (11 percent).
  • Studio regular: Many of you have a studio that you frequent (56 percent), while the rest of you don't have a particular favorite.
  • Savasana: This time to reflect at the end of class has most of you thinking (46 percent) or meditating (44 percent), but a few of you are even able to sneak in a few minutes of shut-eye (10 percent)
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