Historically, the Golden State has been home to many an odd personal pastime. From panning for gold in frigid mountain streams to big-wave surfing in the ice-cold Pacific, Californians have been known to do some pretty wild things – which should make its bachelorette-party California yoga classes no real surprise.
According to the New York Times, at least one California yoga studio is offering to host yoga-themed bachelorette celebrations. Similar classes are offered in other regions, too.
That's not the only unusual yoga trend sweeping the country, either. USA Today reported that suspension yoga – also known as hammock yoga – has sprung up in a number of states.
This acrophobia-inducing variant of the holistic routine involves hanging several feet off the ground in a silk sling or net. However, some practitioners seem to love it.
"It's almost this thing that happens when you're inside and it lets you close out the rest of the world and be still," dance choreographer and yoga instructor Christopher Harrison told the news source.
While wild and wacky variants will come and go, the traditional, wholesome practice of yoga, meditation and tai chi can help anyone relax, recuperate and reflect on their place in the universe.