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Alternative 'Metal Yoga' is Darker, Louder and Rocks Out

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    ‘Black Widow Yoga’ Explores the Dark Side of the Yoga Mat

    “Metal yoga” in Salem, Massachusetts, is the alternative way to practice yoga with a focus on heavy metal music and emotional expression. (Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018)

    This yoga class leaves the wind chimes and calm music behind and replaces it with pulse-pounding metal.

    Black Widow Yoga, held at the Satanic Temple in Salem, Massachusetts, blends the ancient art of yoga with doom and heavy metal music. The poses are similar, except for a few metal horns thrown here and there, but the classes are meant to explore the dark side as well as the light side during their practice.

    Owner Christina Moroney is a longtime metal fan who didn’t want her yoga class to be another fitness fashion show. Her classes encourage all types to attend and let out their feelings while they practice.

    See this more hardcore version of yoga in action in the video above, and learn how it all began as a way to cope with the loss of a beloved family member.

    Learn more about Black Widow Yoga at

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