Every Body is different - respect yours
Hatha Yoga dates back to around 6AD in the Upanishad scriptures
Ha = prana or life (body) force and tha = the mind(mental energy)
Yoga = union
Hatha Yoga is therefore 'union of body and mind energy'.
Hatha is a great place to start your practice to develop confidence and strength, also to integrate within other sports to maintain flexibilty.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga differs in that it strings the asanas/poses together in a series of flowing movement led by the breath which requires greater pace and stamnia.
A Vinyasa class may be the perfect starting point for you if you wish to experience a more stimulating class increasing body heat, cardiovascular challenge and strength. Or may become an option to weave into your practice when you wish to change it up a little.
There is no 'right or wrong' your body will tell you if you pay attention.
Mindful Meditation & Yoga
Meditation again comes in many forms. Likewise, forms of Mindfulness taught today are generally secular; drawn from traditional Buddist teachings and constructed as to be understood in todays' frantic society.
Jon Kabat-Zinn defined mindfulness meditation as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”.
Whether practicing Mindful meditation or mindful movement the principles can be integrated into your practice and gradually into your daily life.
The breath is the perfect initial focus of attention for the mind to cultivate this practice, always present, yet always changing.
Mindful Yoga brings attention to breath, body and mind moment to moment to bring greater consciousness/awareness to enhance contentment, acceptance whilst reducing both physical and emotional unease.