Dubai: The advantages of yoga, an ancient Indian science, remain undisputed. It has long been known to blend physical, mental and spiritual aspects of exercise, and help treat conditions like asthma. But if you’re in a fitness rut and feeling more and more like a human pretzel, don’t worry. On International Yoga Day, we bring you a list of weird, quirky yoga movements that will help you get the most out of your workouts, while having fun along the way.
2. Aerial yoga
3. Tantrum yoga
If you’re looking for a calming yoga class, better steer clear from this one. Here, the idea is to scream your way to better health. While it includes traditional yoga, breathing, stretching and meditation, practitioners are also able to scream, yell, stomp and chest-pound. Needless to say, you will leave the class feeling relaxed and stress-free.
4. Karaoke yoga
"It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed"-1 Cor 15:52 - - The inspiration for this 🎤 prop was from @lesliegreinstein 's caption about this pose being "one moment in time." So yep, I thought of Whitney. - - #yogisbestof2017 pose by @renny_sito - #toestand - Hosts (in posting order): @ania_75 @kamaste_ @renny_sito @victoria.arvizu @yogaandchaigirl @yogamand . Sponsor: @aloyoga - - - #sundaysockasana with @angela_argentina and @luciayogas - - #justforfun #yogaover50#bibleversdaily #bibleverseyogi #yoga #igyogafam #igyoga #yogachallenge #igyogachallenges #yogawoman #yogagirl #fitspo #practiseeverydamnday #yogaforhealth #thisiswhatido #igfamily #yogaeverydamnday #yogisofinstagram #honoryourbody #asana #exercise #pittsburghyogi#karaokeyoga #karaoke #chescaskaraokeyoga
5. Paddleboard yoga
6. Yoga raves
These classes begin with slow stretches and meditation, and at some point combine with music to become a full-blown dance party! Usually, non-alcoholic drinks and vegan or raw foods are provided too.
7. Harry Potter yoga
8. Hoop yoga
With a focus on balance, flow and movement, adding a hula hoop to yoga moves can add flexibility and challenge your body in new ways. The Hoop Vinyasa website explains why yoga enthusiasts love this form so much: “We use yoga-based techniques to warm our muscles and connect with our breath, and hoop tricks to release fears and connect with our inner child.”