alien yoga (Nauli)

You know yoga, that fitness regime where you do specific exercises to strengthen your muscles and straighten your body.

It has caught up with many in Nairobi, with yoga lessons being organised in various middle and upper income estates. But those yoga classes are no longer in vogue.

Sorry, if they had not caught up with you already. What is now trending is something called alien yoga (Nauli), a weird technique yogis across the world are engaging in and posting their acts on Instagram.

The technique involves violently expelling air out through the mouth, with the act pulling the diaphragm up into the chest and then stomach muscles are flexed in and out.

Apparently, the exercise helps cleanse and balance digestive organs for better health. Besides alien yoga, others fads include doing yoga with animals like goats and cats.