From beer to nude, here are 15 yoga styles with a twist

Oct 28, 2018, 19:00 IST
  • From beer to nude, here are 15 yoga styles with a twist

    Aerial yoga: Also called anti-gravity yoga, this is the latest fad for the 'it' crowd. This form of yoga originated in New York and combines traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of a hammock and special props that help in positioning and alignment. Pic/AFP

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    Beer Yoga: This may be new to India, but it's all the rage in the West. All that this routine requires is a regular yoga class with a bottle of beer to take a sip from or hold in your hand as the "focus point". It is meant to complement the joy of drinking beer with the mindfulness of yoga. File pic/Bipin Kokate

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    Couple yoga: Couples yoga is merging your practice with another's, you fall into sync with that person. In couple yoga, your breath, movement, and body positions find a rhythm together. The benefits of practicing yoga with a partner are improved levels of communication, deeper expressions of postures and the encouragement of trust.
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    Hot yoga: The theory behind hot yoga is that it helps the body sweat out toxins. This type of yoga was all the rage in the early 2000s. The style, made popular by controversial yoga guru Bikram Choudhury (in picture), has practitioners in swimsuits doing yoga asanas in a hot steam room

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    Cat yoga: It is believed that having a cat snuggle with you helps you feel better, and can lower your stress levels. Before heading for cat yoga, make sure you're comfortable with a cat rubbing against you or using your yoga mat as a scratching pad

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    Dog yoga: Doga or dog yoga is the practice of yoga with pet dogs. Through meditation, massage, and stretching, dog yoga practitioners seek to achieve a greater harmony with their pets. Pic/AFP

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    Equine yoga: Like other yoga styles involving animals, this one has a human doing through a series of yoga postures and practices with a horse as company. The style combines yoga, meditation and equine therapy for a unique experience. Pic/Twitter

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    Goat Yoga: The sound of bleating goats reverberate along with your trainer's cues. Interacting with the animal while performing yoga, aids in relieving stress. Practitioners also claim that 'Goat Yoga' is one of the best therapies to release endorphins

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    Ice yoga: The polar opposite of the hot yoga trend, yoga on ice, as the name suggests, has practitioners take to the outdoors in freezing temperatures. Introduced by Sweden's Active North camp, the practice apparently forces the heart to work harder to circulate blood

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    Mom-and-me-yoga: In this form of yoga, the mother and child perform the asanas together to heal their body and mind. Moms doing yoga poses with their babies help in keeping the child engaged and also allows the mother to bond with the kid. Pic/Twitter

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    Nude yoga: This is the practice of yoga without clothes. An ancient form of yoga that is good for the mind, body, and social relationships, naked yoga was first started in the 1960s, but made a comeback recently. According to Aaron Star, a yoga expert, the style attempts to remove shame and negativity associated with the body and instill confidence in its practitioners. Representational picture

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    Paddleboard yoga: If mastering poses in the confines of your room seems like a seamless task, 'Paddleboard Yoga' will give you a much-needed boost. Prepare to put your stability to the test as you attempt the headstand while your board moves in the water. File pic

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    Rave yoga: Fitness buffs found a way to party without alcohol or substance abuse when Argentina's Art of Living founders reportedly conducted rave yoga parties. In this form, the body responds to the stimulation of music, meditation and asana. This is a unique form of yoga which can be described as 'healthy' fun and ensures you don't wake up with a hangover. Representational picture

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    Tantrum yoga: This form of yoga helps to release emotion, stress, anger, and leaves the practitioner calm. Adults to tap into their inner child and let out their frustration and anger in a healthy manner by screaming, yelling and other expressions while doing yoga. Pic/ Twitter

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    Yin yoga: This is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas that are held for long periods of time. This form of yoga focuses on connective tissues, like ligaments, bones, and joints of the body. Pic/Twitter

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