Yoga, is a fruitful ancient Science & Art that is suddenly trending in our extraordinary world of technology and creativity, and is being adapted to these modern times in exceptionally weird ways.
Some of them go way beyond most peoples imagination!
Below is a list of 15 of them you maybe want to try out as an alternative to your normal discipline.
As incompatible as it sounds, it is a total success in Germany (beer motherland) & growing rapidly in Australia.
Their followers do not find any contradition in joining their 2 biggest passions, Beer & Yoga, defending their both “centuries-old therapies for Body, Mind & Soul”.
Hoga, or Horse Yoga
Hoga is a deep practice of connection and interchange of energy with a horse. It is believed to be born from ancient tradition of “Doma India¨ a really special taming practice of South America. This new fad is growing so fast among horse lovers that there is already a whole 100h Holistic Equine Yoga Certification in Costa Rica! Participants will develop skills to Connect, Stretch & heal with your horse, among many others.
Many practicioners, specially from areas like California where marujiana is legalised, state that the “Conscious use of the Cannabis can enhace your practice” in many ways. Dee Dussault, authour of the book Ganja Yoga & strong defender that cannabis had already enhance spiritual practice for millennia, gives us some clues about its benefits:
Increases the relaxation & inner peace.
Sharpens your focus & concentration. “Instead of running through my grocery list during downward-facing dog, I was tuned in to how each muscle felt and the rhythm of my inhales and exhales.”
Facilitates an inwardly-focused pratice and the reconnection with your body. Drops you into the practice faster & easier.
Increase of Awareness, energy flow perception and the overal intensity of the experience.
Noga, or Nude Yoga
You just need to have a look at the Instagram account Nude_Yogagirl to understand why thousands are falling for Nude Yoga and its freedom of expression. Some of the treats? Freedom of movements, greater awareness of your skin and the beauty of the human body exploring its possibilities!
Laughter Yoga is one of the more developed unusual styles of Yoga, counting with its own world conferences and even its own ” Laughter Yoga University”. Laughing increases our blood pressure, calories burning & endorphins releasing; stimulating brain and immune system. Its “Fake it until you make it” exploration exercises can be seen as embarrassing at the beginning but… please never underestimate the power of Laughing!
Do you feel funny? Give a try!
Doga, or Dog Yoga
Joy is double when you share t! What better than practicing Yoga with your flurry best friend? You can be impressed by your dog’s capacity to learn asanas (& teach you!) & helping you to increase your balance and strength practising with them on top of you. By far they are the best yoga teachers when it comes to Unconditional Love, Maximum Relaxation and Strength heart
Aerooga, or Aerial Yoga
Aeroyoga-Aerial-Yoga-Weird-Types-of-Yoga-True-Yoga-Reviews Defy gravity and explore totally new sensantions by practicing Yoga hanging on a belt / hammock. A fun practice with inmumerable health benefits, specially for your spine and to access advanced asanas in a safe and easy way.
According to their practitioners, Goats brings tenderness to the practice and connect it with the slow-pace of the farm life. But, without doubt, their favourite moment is when they perform poses as plank or without dog, making the Goats instinctly jumps on top of them.
The perfect match for sea lovers! Practising on a stand up paddle surfing (SUP) usually in calm water can be a fully relaxing experience that improves your balance and your sense of connection throughout the infinitude of the ocean.
Harry Potter Yoga
Take out your Wands & Wizard costumes!
Get ready to practice magic spells in warrior pose, listening to passages of the Harry Potter Saga during the class and perform “Downward Dumbledore” (muggles call it Downward Dog) Harry Potter sold-out classes created by Isabel Beltran, has opened big doors to any kind of themed yoga classes.
“What could be better than men and women doing yoga in kilts?” This is what Kilted Yogis like RedHeadedYeti stands for. A Freedom mix of Scotish & Indian traditions that turns out they share common values like Strength, Serenity, Connection with Nature & Freedom.
Mum, Dad & Baby Yoga
Practicing with your baby can be the best way to tone all your body after pregnancy. Baby develops motor skills & the rocking motion of some movements (similar to the ones inside the womb) improves relaxation and makes sleeping easier. But above all, this space of inner peace aims to deepen the connection & bounding between you both.
Jennifer Pastilof is the creator of this particular yoga practice with a screen with lyrics accompanies the participants who harmonize their poses with their voices. Why Karaoke Yoga? According to Jennifer, Yoga is taken too seriously. Singing your heart out connects with your inner Joy, lets go of all your fears and “needs for perfection”. It is about being the most you. Just about being authentic.
A Yoga class shaking, screaming, foot-stamping and chest-thumping? According to Hemalayaa, the LA yoga teacher founder of Tantrum Yoga, “we are emotional beings and there are times we need to let go of emotions, especially old stuff that’s sitting in there, festering. Otherwise it gets stuck in our bodies and could turn into stress or disease, etc.”
Practicing Yoga with a Hula Hoop can be full of synergies. Hoop Yoga is great to improve your coordination, creativity, figure and inmune system. And it is specially strengthening both your Core & inner Joy!
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