When people talk about yoga, images of human pretzels, melancholy meditation and aching stretches tag along. For those intrigued with the spiritual practice, yoga is often called an outlet of freedom from everyday stress. Experts often describe it an exercise that creates a spiritual bridge transcending from daily realities into surreal abstracts. It is an art form dedicated solely toward connecting mind, body, soul and generating balance among them. The practice of yoga began in year 3000BC and has been continuously evolving since. Yoga, albeit traditional and somewhat disciplined, over time has found itself adapting to the diversity different cultures have to offer. Some practitioners have slightly adulterated the exercise to cater more specifically to the likes and dislikes of the changing times. There are numerous types of yoga, some rather comical. In the spirit of the International Day of Yoga, which is observed on June 21, Gulf News tabloid! takes a look at how the practice has evolved over the years with New-Age approaches that can sometimes border on the eccentric. A classical form of yoga known as Yin yoga consists of slow paced postures or asanas held for long periods...