22 Types Of Yoga Defined By Unexpected Locations

Spoiler: Doing yoga on a horse is one. Yes, a horse.

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These are some of the most extreme yoga destinations around the globe.

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Yoga On Horseback in Atlanta, Georgia

Yes. This does actually happen — and even more, it's quite luxurious. In Spain, horseback yoga to give guests an opportunity to channel a connection with the long-faced animal (the classes are taught by an equestrian and yoga expert). It's not the only place people are getting creative with their downward dog. Scroll on to see more fascinating places yogis are getting their "om" on.

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Yoga Inside A Cave In Yongzhou, China

In 2000-year-old Yongzhou, China, yogis practice in Yueyandong cave, which is often called "the moon cave" because of its round opening.

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Hot Yoga In Libya

Forget hot yoga classes where you sit in a room with the thermostat cranked high. This yoga class in Meggedat Valley, which is in the desert of southwestern Libya, is the oh-so-natural way to get sweaty.

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Glacier Yoga In Switzerland

If you're not a fan of the heat, bring your practice northward to Bettmeralp, Switzerland. Here, a yogi does a handstand on Aletsch, the country's largest glacier.

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Yoga On Cliff's Edge In Norway

Norwegian balancing artist Eskil Ronningsbakken does a handstand on the edge of a cliff 4,500 feet in the air overlooking Trollsteigen, a dramatic winding mountain road and popular tourist attraction.

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Acro-Yoga In Toronto

A self-taught acro-yoga couple rises to a yogi challenge between buildings in Toronto, Canada.

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Rooftop Yoga In Hong Kong

Practicing a forearm stand on the edge of a rooftop overlooking the skyline of Hong Kong? Casual. Just please: Leave this yoga stunt to the pros.

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Suspended Yoga In Yichang, China

A group of yogis practice on a glass pathway built into the side of Tianmen Mountain in Yichang, China. The 110-yard long walkway is called "Coiling Dragon Cliff," and it's not for the faint of heart.

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Parking Lot Yoga In Mumbai

This yoga teacher stretches it out between parked cars in Mumbai, India. Yoga first originated in India thousands of years ago.

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Yoga Next To The Eiffel Tower

Nothing says unanimity quite like practicing yoga en masse beside one of the world's most famous landmarks.

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Hanging Yoga in Changsha, China

Hanging high in a hammock among bamboo trees is a great way to unwind in Changsha, China, a city with over 7 million people and the capital of the country's Hunan province.

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Hot Spring Yoga In Luoyang, China

With temperatures below freezing in January, a hot spring is the perfect place to practice yoga in Luoyang. Plus, get your vitamin and antioxidant fix, because one hot spring in the area also adds fruits and vegetables to the water.

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Floating Yoga in Changsha, China

Who needs a traditional yoga studio when you can practice in the middle of a lake? This group practices at Shiyan Lake Ecological Park in Changsha, China.

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River Yoga In Allahabad, India

In India, the Yamuna river is sacred and worshipped as a goddess, making it the perfect place to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings.

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Yoga On A Cliff Face in Zhengzhou, China

Meditation on the edge of Mount Song in Zhengzhou, China, is the ultimate serenity. The nearly mile-high mountain is home to the Shaolin Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a main temple for Zen Buddhism.

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Yoga In The Sky In Luoyang, China

Try yoga among the clouds on the peak of Funiu Mountain in central China. Being 6,500 feet off the ground means 360-degree views of the deep valleys and peaks below while you practice your downward dog.

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Paddle Board Yoga In Portland, Maine

There's no better way to get fit than by combining two activities that require strength, balance and concentration, and no more scenic place to do it than surrounded by sailboats on the shores of a sandy New England beach.

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Mid-Air Yoga In Chongqing, China

This glass-bottomed skywalk in China's Longing National Geologic Park is the longest in the world, jutting out 87 feet from a cliff and more than 3,000 feet in the air.

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Suspension Bridge Yoga In Pingjiang County, China

This bridge at Shiniuzhai National Geological Park is named "Brave Man's Bridge" for a reason. It's suspended between two cliffs almost 600 feet above ground. It's one unreal place to do yoga, if you can actually manage to relax while hanging mid-air.

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Tree Yoga In Allahabad, India

If you can climb a tree, you can do tree yoga. Though no promises you'll be able to master it quite like this sādhu (who is a holy person in the Hindu religion).

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Yoga With Goats In Albany, Oregon

Adding goats into the mix is certainly one way to add variety to your practice. In one outdoor , a group of mostly miniature, people-friendly goats wander between yoga mats while class members work through poses. It might sound unconventional, but it's certainly amassed a following — more than 600 people (including one couple in Germany) signed up on the waiting list after only a few classes had been held, according to the .

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Paddle Board Yoga Anywhere There's Water

When you're combining two activities that each require both strength and balance, you know you're going to get a good workout in. One caveat — you better like swimming too, because there's a good chance . Once you've got the hang of it, though, there's nothing more soothing than doing yoga surrounded by rippling waves.

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