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Trendy, glow-in-the-dark yoga classes, practiced under neon and black lights, add a new twist to finding balance.
Search #glowga on Instagram and you’ll see hundreds of yogis illuminated by only black and neon lights practicing across the country. More and more studios are offering uniquely lit experiences to students, from rhythmic blacklight vinyasa and Bikram to playful practices accompanied by rock beats and glowstick necklaces and bracelets. “These sessions speak to everyone in a unique and different way, allowing external stimuli to enhance your internal experience,” says yoga instructor Goldie Graham of Spirit Yoga in San Diego, California. The allure: Unlike a typical class, practicing in near darkness makes you more cognizant of your surroundings—your brain relies on heightened awareness from senses other than vision to process sensory information in order to stay balanced. If it feels like a fit, glow for it!