most people think of yoga, they think of traditional sun salutations or
downward dog poses with relaxing slow classes to calming music. Prepare
to learn about some new original takes on the practice.
Hip hop yoga
More accustomed to pipes and harps in the background of your yoga
class? Well here you're more likely to hear Jay-Z!
Hip hop yoga is a new and upcoming type of yoga, combining the love of
music with a love of yoga. The idea is that the music motivates the
class and lifts the tempo helping the students through sequences.
Unlike more relaxing yoga classes where your mind may be allowed to
wander and relax, this class aims to keep you focused on what you are
doing 100 percent.
For more information visit- www.chikri.com
An unusual concept to the more traditional yoga lovers, acroyoga
combines acrobatics, Thai massage and partner yoga. The discipline
began in California and involves warm up sessions of sun salutations
and many following moves such as headstands, handstands and upside-down
For more information visit- www.acroyoga.org
Quantum yoga is based on the 'quantum method'. This is the belief that
we all have different requirements from a yoga class. It dates back to
the 6000 year old Indian ayurveda system which says we are split into
one of three body types ( also called dosha).
(air) - are types who have slender frames and are prone to anxiety.
(fire) - are types who have a good amount of stamina but a fiery
(water) - are types who tend to have heavier frames but can be lazy.
Quantum yoga therefore focuses on finding a yoga sequence suited to
each type relating to one's mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
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