From the fringes of society in the 1950’s to mainstream, yoga has now veered off into dozens of bizarre interpretations and experiments...

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Yoga has come a long way from its beginnings a couple thousand years ago. From the fringes of society in the 1950’s to mainstream, yoga has now veered off into dozens of bizarre interpretations and experiments.  Modern yoga means modern advancements, techniques, and tools. This month we examine just a few of the more recent yoga varieties.            

Pole Fitness

Pole Dancing has certainly evolved from its days in gentlemen's clubs.  Pole fitness training is anaerobic, aerobic and improves flexibility. The benefits of pole fitness go much deeper than just developing physical attributes such as strength and agility. You get an anaerobic workout from using your own body weight as resistance.  Flexibility is improved from the warm–up and cool–down which includes an emphasis on flexibility training.  You will get an aerobic workout from consistently using large muscles continuously and rhythmically.  Pole fitness can also empower you to embrace the sensual side of fitness, in a fun and exciting way!  Pole dance fitness encompasses basic athletic maneuvers, simple to more advanced climbs, spins, hip flexibility, and upper body and core strength.  Check out these sites for more and



It may look a lot more like a circus act than a workout, but acrobalance has been gaining popularity across the valley as well trending on social media.  Acrobalance is a form of exercise involving two or more people performing balances without the use of any props.  Typically, the person on the bottom or doing the lifting is called the base and the person on the top or being lifted is called the flyer.  Acrobalance is an all–levels calisthenics class, which focuses on developing power along with spacial awareness and body control.  Acrobalance focuses on core strength, lower and upper body stability, and dynamic movement.  For more visit:


AntiGravity Fitness

Antigravity fitness is a fitness technique that combins silk hammocks with yoga practices, pilates, ballet barre exercise, and traditional strength training techniques  into different exercise curriculums. Its ideal for the inversion enthusiasts. This AntiGravity class by Shrine Alternative Fitness varies from the others because its focus is more on the ‘workout’ element found in the technique. The zero compression inversions will still be present, while the meditative aspect will not. A student can expect to target major/minor muscle groups, improve their grip strength and hone in on their awareness of body form.  For more, visit: 


Goat Yoga

Vegas has a unique fitness trend to escape the norm. Get outside and have a fun, enlightening experience with yoga and baby goats! Yes, that’s right actual live baby goats. No matter what your age or your yoga skill level, GYLV is for you. Their certified instructors make sure that all of their guests feel comfortable and enjoy their goat yoga experience. More importantly, their baby goats make sure you leave with a smile from ear to ear. Th eir instructors will be there to help you feel welcome and get you settled with the goats. Aft er class has fi nished, everyone is encouraged to take as many goat selfi es as they like. Guests are welcome of all skill levels.  For more, visit:


Salt Room

Las Vegas Salt Therapy, also referred to as Halotherapy, is a drug-free holistic therapy that recreates the microclimate of a salt cave and helps treating respiratory conditions such as cold, flu, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infections, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay fever and emphysema. In addition, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of salt therapy effectively treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Salt Therapy can dramatically enhance sports and singing performances and improve lung function by increasing lung capacity and stamina. It has no side effects and helps build your immune system. Salt Room LV offers Anusara yoga classes in their salt cave to help give a more breathable and peaceful space to work out in. For more, visit: