1Nude Yoga: Spiritual Enlightenment In The Buff
Bold And Naked yoga studio in New York currently offers various combinations of clothed, co-ed, same sex, and nude classes, but asks students to leave any notions of a sexual nature at the door. “If you are looking for an orgasm, you are in the wrong place,” the Bold & Naked website states. Instead, nude yoga is believed to remove shame and negativity associated with the body and instill confidence in its devotees.
2Cannabis Yoga: Reaching New Levels Of Awareness Through Movement and Marijuana
4:20 Remedy Yoga in Los Angeles is one such class. The preferred studio for local medical marijuana patients, students are not allowed to smoke on the premises, but are encouraged to come to class high. Though many enthusiasts don't believe drugs have a place in a yoga, there are some that believe yoga and cannabis to be a natural pairing, in that both are social activities which have a calming and euphoric effect on the individual.
3Doga: Sound Mind, Body And Spirit With Man's Best Friend
Some are worried including dogs in class will trivialize the ancient practice of yoga as a mere fad. Others who have tried the classes found it to be a struggle to get the dogs to listen or change position, but devotees believe doga improves heart health and digestion in dogs and stress reduction in humans.
4Yoga Raves: A Healthy Alternative To The Club Scene
5Aerial Yoga: Getting The Hang Of Anti-Gravity Fitness
This practice decompresses the vertebrae of the spine while shaping body and mind and sometimes has has the added benefit of making its devotees taller by up to 4cm in height.
6Equine Yoga: Find Harmony With Your Horse Through Movement And Breathing
7Tantrum Yoga: Screaming And Stretching For Better Health
8Karaoke Yoga: Channel Your Inner Rock Star
While the workout is a little more loose than in conventional yoga–classes include dj, tv screens to follow lyrics and even an "air guitar" pose–the traditional yogic objectives of connection, focus and balance remain. Renditions of songs by Elton John, Journey and the Beatles are part of the emotionally charged experience, sometimes moving class members to laughter or tears.
9Mommy And Me Yoga: Strengthening Bonds With Baby Through Balance
It is believed yoga helps to develop motor skills in babies while stimulating their all around development. The practice can also help them sleep longer, as the movements in yoga can mimic the soothing motions babies feel while in the womb.
10Paddleboard Yoga: Float Your Way To Physical And Mental Strength
Unlike practicing on solid ground, the paddleboard student will suddenly notice if they are exerting too much force through one side of the body more than the other, as the board will react to their movements and potentially throw them out of balance. Yet, as with most yoga practices, paddleboard yoga increases stability, flexibility, and core strength while rejuvenating mind and spirit.