Sometimes we get so busy in our lives that we do not take the opportunity to connect with nature. Practicing yoga outside and being able to breathe fresh air, feel a cool breeze and/or the warmth of the sun on your skin, and see the natural beauty that surrounds us adds a new dimension to the practice.
Many people never get the opportunity to practice yoga; maybe they have some preconceived ideas about what it is; so having a yoga practice outside takes the mystery out of the practice. Many of the “regulars” that I have in my park classes started out as people who were passing by and had previously thought they could never do yoga.
Here are a few more benefits:
*Standing on different surfaces helps to develop your balance
*There isn’t a space issue
*It’s a good way to develop your focus and “Zen”
*You get to be part of the larger community
*Connecting with nature helps to rekindle that sense of gratefulness
So the next time you have the opportunity, grab your mat, bring a friend and plan on having fun practicing yoga outdoors!
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.