How yoga has evolved over the years
The new styles of yoga that are gaining popularity around the world are fun, fast and will make you serene while working on a six-pack, it has been claimed. While acro-yoga "blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of healing arts", naked yoga, which many may not deem "fun", is certainly racy. In hip hop yoga you do sun salutations to the soothing sounds of Eminem and in "Doga" people essentially use their dogs as props to deepen their poses. Two new recent styles are stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga and hoop yoga.
Charlotte Piho of Work Out On Water paddled into the middle of a lagoon on her paddleboard to do her daily yoga ritual on a day when she found there were no waves to surf and it was too hot to go inside for a yoga class. Her lessons in Sydney begin with a gentle paddle, but once you''re out on the water it''s yoga as usual. Similarly, Gloria Tong found a way to fuse yoga with her other passion - hula hooping.