Popular Yoga TrendsIt seems like there’s always something new and exciting in the world of health and wellness.  From new fad diets to wacky exercises that people swear by, when it comes to our health and wellness we are always searching for something new and exciting.  Yoga is not immune to these changes and trends!

Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and can even help give you a more balanced workout.  In some cases, these changes may simply help invigorate you and lighten your mood.  Here are four trends you may never have heard of that are sweeping the yoga community by storm!

Four Yoga Trends You May Never Have Heard Of

It’s always fun and exciting to switch up your exercise routine, especially if it still has elements from a favorite, familiar workout.  Here are some popular yoga trends that combine yoga with other elements.

  • Puppy Yoga. Puppy yoga is exactly what it sounds like, a yoga class with puppies. Generally, puppy yoga is a special event where a local shelter partners with a yoga studio to raise money and awareness for shelter dogs. It can be expected that a class that is filled with squirming, tale wagging puppies may not be the best setting for your hardest workout. However, it may be the most adorable and relaxing yoga class you ever attend!
  • Anti-gravity Yoga. Anti-gravity yoga classes focus on a series of yoga moves that are blended with aerial acrobatics in a hammock-like sling. It may be overwhelming to walk into a class with slings anchored to the ceiling, but anti-gravity still has the familiar positions such as “downward dog” and “cat cow” to get you started towards more of the blended moves.
  • Mom and Baby Yoga. Many people do prenatal yoga as they prepare for the birth of their child. It’s only natural to want to continue your time in the yoga studio after the birth of your child! Mom and baby yoga provides a bonding experience and can help get you back into the swing of your regular yoga classes.  This class focuses on variations of regular moves such as warrior one or the tree pose, while also allowing you to hold your child close.
  • Ballet Yoga. Blending yoga with other fitness activities is a trend that seems to be taking off.  One popular form of fusion yoga is ballet yoga.  As the name implies, ballet yoga blends traditional yoga with ballet elements.  This fusion helps lengthen and tone the muscles in the body while providing a fun and dance-like workout!

The Most Important Thing to Look for In a Yoga Class

With ever-changing trends in the fitness world and yoga community, it may be hard to keep up or even know where to begin.  The most important element in starting any new fitness program is to find something that you enjoy and where you fit in.  A sense of community and support are the most important things to consider when looking for a yoga class to join.

There will always be trends that change from year to year, some great and some a little wacky, but at the end of the day, finding that community where you can grow as a person is the most important thing to look for in a yoga class.  If you’re looking for a supportive class to join, stop in today or call (586) 991-0760!