Yoga trends You may find a new favourite way to say ‘na­maste’

Classes that mix yoga with all man­ner of other in­ter­ests are crop­ping up all over. Search on­line to find one near you – you may just dis­cover your new favourite way to say “na­maste”.

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SUP YOGA

Chan­nel your in­ner surfer with this out­doorsy twist, which has you per­form­ing tra­di­tional moves on a stand-up pad­dle­board (that’s the SUP part) at a beach. Stu­dios along the east and west coast now of­fer this zen work­out sur­rounded by wa­ter.

WINE YOGA

Vino and vinyasa have some­thing in com­mon: both can help re­lieve stress after a long week. (Just stick to the one glass, though.) En­ter­pris­ing vine­yards, brew­eries and pubs now host wine and yoga par­ties and classes so you can work those moves while you sip.

ACROYOGA

Grab a fel­low yogi for this chal­leng­ing ses­sion that in­te­grates clas­sic moves with ac­ro­bat­ics. You’ll take turns balanc­ing, lift­ing, and per­form­ing stan­dard poses in the air. Best of all, you’ll leave hav­ing strength­ened your core and over­all body.

COLOUR THER­APY YOGA

The in­fu­sion of chro­mother­apy (us­ing colour and light) into daily prac­tice can en­hance aware­ness of body and soul. Be­ing im­mersed in blue in the morn­ing, for in­stance, may help wake your body while a ‘red’ class can help power up me­tab­o­lism. Classes aren’t yet here in Aus­tralia but you can try us­ing colour in your home prac­tice.

NAKED YOGA

Yes, it’s a thing. Strip down to your birth­day suit as you seek seren­ity in the quiet calm of a stu­dio filled with other women. Hit­ting the mat in the buff builds body con­fi­dence and lets you move freely with­out be­ing held back by re­stric­tive fab­rics.

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