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Weird Types Of Yoga


So we gave you the lowdown here on all of the standard types of yoga practice, but we thought you might want to hear about all of the other weird and wonderful types of yoga that you didn’t even know existed. We love yoga and we want you to love it too. We love the connection that asana practice is designed to achieve. It can also be a major de-stressor and can help you sleep, plus it can have some killer toning effects. So have a look below and you may just find the class of your dreams.


Without further ado, here are some weird types of yoga from around the world.


The one with a sense of humor…

Anusara is Iyengar (a purist form of yoga) with added fun! Created by the aptly named John Friend, you are encouraged to practice variations of the basic poses as a full and creative expression of the human spirit. It is a refreshing approach that instead of looking to fix or correct the student, embraces a vision of service by enhancing, and revealing the beauty, and innate goodness, that is present in the student. It allows you flexibility, in more ways than one!


The one with the straps and harnesses…

Iyengar has been nicknamed “furniture yoga” and we can see why, as the practice uses props like straps, harnesses, blocks, and incline boards to get you perfectly into position. In real life, it’s less 50 shades of grey and more about alignment. We’re going to get down to our nearest class pronto and we think you should too!


The one with the sleeping snake…

Kundalini yoga aims to help you release your serpent energy, it features fluid movements and invigorating poses. The practice aims to tap into the energy supply which is coiled like a sleeping snake at the base of your spine, and so awaken it, pushing it up through the body. Weren’t aware you had any serpent energy? Neither were we, but maybe this practice will help us find it!


The one with the Sanskrit chanting and ancient scripture…

Jivamukti will push you to your limits. Each class will have a theme and will be highly physical in nature. It is a Western take on the spiritual elements of the ancient practice, but you can expect Sanskrit chanting and references to ancient scripture. Jivamukti translates as “liberation while living.”


The quiet one…

Yin yoga is a quiet, meditative form of practice, also called Taoist yoga. It is the yin to the yang of Anusara and Iyengar muscle forming practices. It focuses on lengthening connective tissues and each pose is held for a long time, often around 5 minutes. The poses are passive, in that you are encouraged to relax into them, and your muscles will lengthen and soften. Just try not to fall asleep in this class, it has happened (it wasn’t us we promise!).


Do you already practice any of these, or are you going to try any of these Weird Types of Yoga? Please let us know in the comments below.

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