5 Yoga Trends You've Got To Try In 2017
There’s no doubt that yoga has been a very popular way for people to exercise in 2017, regardless of whether you're a guy or a girl.
While a decade ago some considered yoga to be a bit ‘hippie’, it has now become the norm for athletes to incorporate yoga into their training schedules, and for busy corporates to practice yoga for stress management and flexibility. That’s right, its no longer just for those who are incredibly flexible or prefer low impact exercise.
Yoga is great for balance, flexibility, mobility, mental endurance and stress management. But like anything that's trendy, some quirky, niche styles are popping up all over the place. Here's some of our favourites for you to try in 2017!
Flow After Dark
There’s no doubt that the Flow After Dark, silent yoga disco series, has taken Australia by storm with sold out events across Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.
Flow After Dark consists of a 90 minute vinyasa style yoga class accompanied by DJ James Mack who will be on the decks. Guests wear noise cancelling headphones provided by Silent Sounds which allow yogis to really connect with the instructor and the music for the most zen night out yet.
Hip Hop Yoga
For those who are not quite ready for the soothing, nourishing tunes of a yoga class, never fear, hip hop yoga is here! Enjoy a vinyasa flow style class with hip hop music that you can move along to. It’s a lot of fun for people who enjoy a bit of noise while they are working out.
Yoga by the Sea
Yoga is all about connecting with yourself and the earth, so it makes sense that doing yoga by the sea would be great for your mind, concentration and mental health.
If you are in a beach town or live near the water check out your local studios to see if any of them host classes by the water. This is an experience not to be missed!
If you enjoy a partner workout and you are keen to work on your strength and balance to a greater extent, then acro yoga is a fun workout to try. It requires the ‘base’ to hold the other partner up which is great for strength building, while the partner balancing (‘the flyer’) needs to focus on balance, core strength and concentration. Acro Yoga can be more vigorous than other practices and there is a greater chance of injury so it’s a good idea to have a spotter there to help you out.
That’s right, imagine bringing your dog to the park so he/she can chill with you while you take a relaxing yoga class. Not only are you outside enjoying the park vibes, fresh air and the trees, but your beloved furry friend also gets hang out with you. This is a great activity to combine your exercise and mental health with theirs.