Even though I take yoga practise pretty seriously, as it helps me a lot, I've found some interesting (and funny!) facts about it and I want to share them with you. It's pretty amazing that you may be into something and you still know very little about it - especially when it is something crazy! Let's start!

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1. Hasyayoga or Laughter Yoga is practiced in more than 60 countries. Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact, jokes and playfulness between participants.

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2. 'Doga' is yoga for Dogs. Doga was started by Suzi Teitelman in New York, in 2002. Owners practice Doga to secure a bond of friendship with their dogs. While doing Doga, dogs are used as props. I guess that 'downward facing dog' is not a problem during those classes...

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3. According to the Guinness World Records, the world's oldest yoga teacher is Bette Calman (85 years old). However, a 90-year-old yoga teacher Gladys Morris is petitioning the Guinness World Records to recognise him as the oldest.

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4. Nude Yoga is practiced in many parts of the world. People practice nude yoga wherein they do not wear clothes while doing the yogasanas. It is believed that it deepens their yoga practice and teaches acceptance and love for their bodies, along with building intimate bonds with people in their yoga community.

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5. Psychologist Carl Jung studied Kundalini Yoga. He was the first to study Eastern thought and the inner experience and relate it to Western psychology.

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