From posers to exhibitionists: Yoga personality types revealed

Updated 1308 GMT (2108 HKT) July 28, 2015
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Yoga's explosion in popularity has created a subset of yogi types that populate classrooms in urban centers, which can be intimidating to newbies. This yogi practices a plank pose during a paddleboard yoga session in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
"The big things that all teachers hate are lateness, leaving early, and doing your own practice, " says yoga instructor Mariza Smith. "(Yogis) will kind of rock up and do their own thing." This yogi is seen practicing a headstand at an outdoor yoga class at London's Serpentine Pavilion in August 2014. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for lululemon athletica
Sweaty people and really stinky feet are the worst culprits against yoga etiquette, says Smith. Bring a towel, so that teachers can adjust you and not be repelled, she says. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
The "exhibitor" is another culprit in the yoga classroom. "Men in very short shorts that are extremely revealing? That's not OK," says Smith. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
A "yoga strutter" who likes to be seen wearing the latest gear, is often dressed head to toe in Lululemon, says Smith. This practitioner poses at a class at the yoga retailer's Covent Garden branch in London. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Lululemon Athletica
"Zen yogis" often return from their sojourns in India, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Morocco with native clothes and new tattoos, says Smith. ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Image
The yoga pretzel "will do the most advanced yoga pose they can at breakfast just to show you that they can," says instructor Smith. STRDEL/AFP/Getty
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen -- seen practicing a one-legged plank pose on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' -- has adopted yoga as part of her lifestyle. Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images
Jennifer Aniston has made yoga part of her workout regiment. The 46-year-old has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Jag Gundu/Getty Images