Green Yoga wholeheartedly supports practicing asana and meditation outdoors. The first yogis drew great inspiration from nature, and they named the poses after the animals that inspired them.
I love practicing yoga outdoors. The only issue I sometimes have with it, are the bugs. It's really testing my concentration when you feel something crawling up your leg and having this constant buzzing around you. Any ideas or advice how to deal with it?
iyan Yaspriyana, bali
Outdoor yoga gives our senses more open and get more variety of sensations. Most of retreats abroad, like in Bali, are outdoor with cultural, nature and spiritual experience.
A great article at the perfect time. I am starting my first outdoor class next Tuesday. I am a little nervous because the students who want it all voted to have it held at 4:30 in the afternoon. So we will be out there at the hottest part of the day. But I have already told them to bring water ad towels.ad there is shade in the place we practicing. I have a feeling its going to be a wonderful experience. Thanks for youtr timely advice. :)
I have been teaching classes outside in Mazatlan for 5 years and have a couple of tips. After the class, have students fold the mat in half with the dirty (or sometimes damp) bottom facing each other, then roll. It will keep the top of the mat clean. Use people passing by (unexpected noise) as a teachable moment (reminding to maintain concentration) and assure your students that during savasana you will be aware and make sure their personal belongings will be safe. Enjoy.