Ana T. Forrest created this yoga style to help people to deal with the traumas that they come across in life. This is a very personal type of yoga as it was inspired by Forrest’s own emotional traumas. It encourages the yogi to look deep within themselves, cope with emotional issues, and make more connections between different parts of the body. Forrest yoga classes are now popular in various parts of the world and its teachers are trained and certified by Forrest.
This style of yoga has four basic elements:
The postures used in Forrest yoga come from Sivananda yoga and Iyengar yoga, with the addition of personalized postures and some Native American gestures. While it incorporates many traditional asanas and yoga practices, Forrest yoga also has modern elements and exercises, such as wrist stretches that are designed to ease carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder shrugs used to relieve tension.