Contrary to what you might think, yogis don’t contort themselves just to impress people. The poses—or asanas—we twist into keep us healthy because they massage and stretch the organs and help build lean muscle.
That said, it’s National Yoga Month, so Beachbody has asked me to celebrate with a little aspirational eye candy. I encourage you to try these 10 outlandish asanas, but you might want to do them with your favorite yoga master’s help.
It could take a little work, but keep at it and you’ll be reaping the bendy benefits before you know it.
If you’re new to yoga, check out Beachbody’s 3 Week Yoga Retreat to learn the fundamentals of yoga.
All photos by Lulu Lam.