The most unusual types of yoga



Yoga is a great way to relax and get rid of stress. It seems to us that this activity, in general, is standardized. People just take different poses, practicing flexibility in relaxing music. In fact, there are many varieties of yoga in the world, some of them are really unusual.

The most unusual types of yoga


Naked yoga.

This direction of yoga appeared in the West, in California in the 1960s, thanks to the movement of the hippies. They believed that a person is beautiful regardless of what he wears. The clothing only binds us, preventing us from revealing ourselves. Perhaps, in those years, nylon sportswear really prevented from taking difficult poses? Today, naked yoga has become popular, despite the new materials of clothing. The upsurge occurred in 2001, when classes in Aaron Star’s yoga star became very popular in New York. Soon imitators have appeared all over the world. To fans of this direction it seems that without panties and shirts they can better accept and feel their asanas. And the famous New York studio today offers courses with different combinations of exposure, with joint training of men and women or same-sex. In any case, students are asked to leave behind the door all the ideas of a sexual nature. Those who are looking for an opportunity to get an orgasm, advised to stay away from the courses of this yoga. Organizers assure that Naked or naked yoga will allow you to get rid of shame or negativity associated with your own body and instill confidence in people. True, it has historically happened that exercises in the nude became popular among gay men who in the early 1990s practiced their midnight yoga in the same New York.

The most unusual types of yoga

Mastiff.

The very name of this practice implies that it is meant for dogs. Fans of the dog believe that the direction originated in ancient India. Allegedly, dogs who observed the dervish meditations joined them in relaxing exercises. Today there are dozens of thematic sites in America, Europe and Russia. There clearly tell why the dog needs dogs at all. This technique involves joint gymnastics of a person and his friend, stretching and massage. Thanks to this, better communication is ensured between us. Urban dogs in general because of sedentary lifestyle have a lot of health problems. These are arthritis, spine diseases. Therefore, the mastiff is important to animals, allowing to strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments. If active walks are not available, why not combine business with pleasure and not engage in joint yoga, performing asanas. For dogs – health, and the owners at least, get rid of stress. True, there is an opinion that the ancient practice is deliberately simplified, becoming not a spiritual occupation, but a simple hobby. But another opinion – the dog accustoms the dogs to listen to the commands and take certain positions. Instructors also remind that mastiff is not just dog fitness. It would be nice for each of us to discover inside ourselves a trustful and open puppy and establish contact with him.

The most unusual types of yoga

Hip-hop yoga.

This trend was coined by Canadians Angie Lo and Sarah Schwartz. Unusual relaxing meetings occur once a month. On them the role of guru is performed by DJ MC Yogi, which is famously controlled with vinyl. Instructors in bright suits constantly sing along and dance. The DJ in the style of rap reads mantras, and the soundtrack is the mixes of the band Black Eyed Peas. If you suddenly turn off the audio track, it turns out that people are engaged in ordinary hatha yoga or yoga Iyengar. It turns out that standing in the pose of a warrior gets better to music, rather than in complete silence. Fans of hip-hop yoga recognize that such a rhythmic music does not spoil the mood. And even more, these rhythms are much closer to the modern European than monotonous howls in Sanskrit.

The most unusual types of yoga

Rave yoga.

It is known that alcohol, tobacco and drugs are popular in clubs. Yoga offers a more positive and viable alternative.In classes with rave yoga, people begin to listen to slow music and meditate on it. The music is gradually accelerating – a full-scale club dance party is being formed. Here only soft drinks and vegetarian products are accepted.

The most unusual types of yoga

Circus Yoga.

This direction has already acquired its Facebook page, it already has more than a thousand admirers. And the number is only growing. The headquarters of this movement is in New York, and the branches are located in several large cities in America and even in Australia. It is offered to participate in circus yoga of all members of the family: moms, dads and even grandmothers, and friends will be welcome. The more people – the better, because you have to build from their bodies live pyramids, and acrobatic tricks will have to be paired. Similarity with the classical yoga class is an exercise of shavasana. He is done after completing any yoga classes. It means simply lying on your back with your eyes closed. And I think that independent performance of circus exercises is much more useful than watching them from the audience or on the TV screen.

The most unusual types of yoga

Yahweh Yoga.

It turns out that the church can not only take care of the soul, but also conduct special training sessions to relax the mind. It is such activities that the Evangelical Church “Society of Hope” is carrying out. Lessons on yoga yoga are held in Palm Beach, California. First, students read a thankful prayer to God, and then meditate on the passages from the New Testament. And what’s wrong with that? After all, this approach allowed to circumvent the conflict, which prevents religious people from practicing yoga. After all, not all are Buddhists, who in spirit Sanskrit and mantras. So why not sing those prayers that you like and do not think about the language chosen for this?

The most unusual types of yoga

Gandja Yoga.

It’s no secret that marijuana allows you to relax. In America, cannabis in general in many states is legal, allowing smoking “herb” for medical purposes, and just for the sake of rest. As a result, ganja-yoga appeared in Toronto. Its founder, Di Dussso, invites his students to smoke a good joint before practicing. Surprisingly, the idea works well. The body becomes extraordinarily flexible, and all muscles relax. At the same time, the guru of the new direction is not at all afraid of the police, believing that the latter has more important things to do than understand the specifics of the new yoga. And classes are held only once a month. Di Suesso herself claims that with the help of marijuana, one can stop the inner dialogue and open the heart. A similar studio is in New York. Only there, students are not allowed to smoke in class. The class is intended for those who use marijuana for medical purposes and these people are advised to come to classes already relaxed. And although such a combination of practices seems inconceivable, there is an opinion that yoga and cannabis are excellent and natural partners, which both allow one to calm a person.

The most unusual types of yoga

Yoga Guru Ar Santema.

Under such a difficult name, our compatriot Gennady Statsenko is hiding. He became a famous yogi during the Soviet Union. Once he decided to bring the Indian flavor to the domestic teaching. Now classes are held under Russian folk songs. Listening to friends from childhood motives to change asanas is much easier. Twists in different vinyasas are accompanied by playing bayan and chanting the most disciples. The difficulty lies in the fact that we need to listen to the commands of the guru Statsenko himself. Anyone who first saw such an unusual practice, will see in it probably not yoga, but some kind of pagan ritual, like the feast of Ivan Kupala. Yoga of laughter.

The healing power of laughter is known. In the West, as well as in India itself, they decided to combine this “weapon” along with ancient practice. He invented such a variety of yoga Madan Kataria. Today he promotes exercises based on laughter at a special Institute of Laughter in Bombay. And there are studios and schools of this kind in America, Japan and Germany. Dr. Katariya himself believes that yoga is necessary for enlightenment.To achieve such a state with the help of laughter will be much easier than using standard meditation. Yoga for real boys.

The most unusual types of yoga

This direction was created by the three-time World Wrestling Champion, Diamond Dallas Page. It is understood that such yoga is needed by those who would not resort to such training without special need. At age 42 Paige was announced that he had to stop wrestling’s career – the waist did not allow him to bear the load. And in 48 years a real man decided to return to active life. Only here, sitting in asanas and chanting mantras – this is by his opinion an unworthy occupation for real boys. He offered his own version of yoga. It involves a warm-up that really allows you to sweat. Paige says that when he sees classical yogis, he wants to just hit them with a chair. The former wrestler created his own technique. She was so successful that Paige became popular and conducts master classes and private lessons in Los Angeles. Yes, and his CDs are selling well. And instead of the traditional gratitude “namaste” in the lessons of such yoga, “boobs” and “ass” are heard. What else to expect from real boys?

The most unusual types of yoga


Air yoga.

Meditating, one can feel the soul come off the earth. Why not do the same with the body? Air yoga combines pilates, gymnastics acrobatics, modern dances and traditional yoga. For this, special anti-gravity silk straps are used that help a person to soar above the ground. It is believed that this practice allows you to relieve tension from the spine and stretch out at times up to four centimeters.

The most unusual types of yoga

Yoga horse breeding.

Horseback riding implies the union with her of a rider and the achievement of mental and physical harmony. There is also yoga, which exploits the close relationship of man and the graceful beast. In the classes the participants in the asanas are located next to the horses, focusing on their breathing. When you achieve unity with the beast, you can continue to take new poses already on horseback. Through the movement of the horse you can help maintain concentration and balance.

The most unusual types of yoga

Hysterical yoga.

This practice allows people to find their way to health through loud cries. The class looks like classical yoga, there are also stretching exercises, breathing exercises. But the presence of dance and vocal techniques is unusual. Students are allowed to splash their emotions with the help of screaming, screaming, stomping and beating themselves in the chest. And as in the case of the child in hysterics, a period of relief soon begins. People find themselves relaxed and cheerful, they are ready to take a balanced life difficulties.

The most unusual types of yoga

Karaoke Yoga.

Karaoke is a good way to relax. And if you combine this activity with yoga, you can get physical training. In the classroom, students not only sing, but also dance and stretch. Training here is much more free than in classical yoga. There are even TVs in the classrooms, where stars and DJs light up on the screens. People repeat favorite texts and even play on imaginary musical instruments. There are also traditional yoga postures that allow you to focus. And the main part of the emotional experience is the songs of Elton John and the Beatles, which make the participants laugh and cry.

The most unusual types of yoga

Maternal Yoga.

Such activities enable mothers to approach their spiritual and physical child in the post-natal period. Classes of yoga can compensate sometimes for artificial feeding and the lack of appropriate contact with the baby. At the initial stage of parenting, such a yoga gives an excellent opportunity to communicate with other young mothers. It is believed that in infants, yoga will help develop motor skills, stimulate knowledge of the world around us. Thanks to this practice, the child will sleep longer, as the lulling movements in yoga can imitate, those to which the baby is accustomed still in the womb of the mother.

The most unusual types of yoga

Boat yoga.

There is a whole world organization, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), which encourages yoga classes on the water. Instead of the usual mat it is suggested to use a boat, for example, from windsurfing. As a result, it becomes possible to practice yoga on the water, both on a small pond and on the surface of the ocean. This is the main difference from practicing in halls on a hard surface. Fans of such yoga should be constantly monitored so that their boat does not tip over, reacting to a change in the balance of weight. After all, the surface will be very sensitive to all human movements, and strive to get out of balance. But, like most yoga practitioners, this increases stability, flexibility and strength. The mind must be rejuvenated from such activities, and the spirit must become stronger.



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