5 great Mumbai yoga studios

Over the last two years yoga has taken over Mumbai. Private instructors have been coming to our homes for Rs 500-800 a session, Lower Parel Iyengar classes have three-month waiting lists, many more fitness centers are incorporating Ashtanga in their membership packages and schools are making space for it in their curriculums.

One Bandra class even alternates Hatha yoga with a South Indian martial art called Kalaripayattu.

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor achieves her so-called zero digit figure based on a rigorous yoga routine and drew national attention for it, while copies of Shilpa Shetty's yoga DVD sold like ... well, a Shilpa Shetty yoga video.

In 2011 the mind-bod