The 8 Craziest Places People Are Doing Outdoor Yoga


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When you think of doing yoga, you probably imagine yourself practicing on a mat in a studio next to a bunch of other people—or maybe in your very own living room. But outdoor yoga is growing in popularity. And while some people might break it out on the beach (pretty standard), others are doing it in decidedly weird—and creative—places. Adventurous yogis are doing al fresco sun salutations on everything from paddleboards to horses to waterfalls, and they keep coming up with new ideas.

Here are some of our favorites:

Subscribe X Close Subscribe X Close On a horse



A photo posted by Maggie Coombs (@maggiecoombs_) on Sep 23, 2016 at 4:12pm PDT

On a horse

Sitting on a horse is tough enough, but da-yum.

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In the snow



A photo posted by Y O G A S U R F T R I B E (@yogaversetribe) on Sep 13, 2016 at 3:19pm PDT

In the snow

AcroYoga is no joke—and these women are busting out their circus skills on top of snow. #goals (Tone up, beat stress, and feel great with Rodale's new With Yoga DVD.)

On a paddleboard



A photo posted by Ryboats (@ryboats) on Oct 19, 2016 at 6:54am PDT

On a paddleboard

Why stand on your paddleboard when you could launch yourself into wheel pose? These ladies are getting bendy in Pennsylvania’s Peace Valley Park.

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In Times Square



A photo posted by Lara Elizabeth (@laradominianni) on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:31am PDT

In Times Square

Yup, these people are practicing yoga in freaking Times Square.

On a waterfall



A photo posted by Caitlin Turner (@gypsetgoddess) on Apr 15, 2016 at 8:17am PDT

On a waterfall

The upside: You’re communing with nature and all that. The downside: One wrong move and you’re getting a rock wedgie.

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On a pumpkin



A photo posted by Julie Hansen (@blackcatyoga) on Oct 19, 2016 at 11:31am PDT

On a pumpkin

Well, that’s one way to celebrate Halloween…

On a bridge



A photo posted by KOS * USA (@kosusaofficial) on Oct 19, 2016 at 8:53am PDT

On a bridge

Flexibility—and some serious leg strength—required.

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On a fallen tree



A photo posted by Samantha Rosalie (@samiyogi) on Feb 6, 2016 at 12:22pm PST

On a fallen tree

Um, whoa.