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YJ Readers Practice Desert Yoga: View the Photos

Readers share the yoga they practice in the desert.

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Readers share the yoga they practice in the desert.

dancer pose, natarjasana, desert

“The unique curves of Antelope Canyon in Arizona moved me to try to practice poses that replicate the smooth and extreme lines of the rocks.”

Beau Campbell

Montreal, Quebec

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crow pose, bakasana, desert

“My dad, Byron Kinniburgh, is 67 years old and he’s been practicing yoga for 35 years. He just never called it yoga until I showed him my copy of Yoga Journal.”

Keri Kinniburgh

Cumberland, Rhode Island

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camel pose, ustrasana, desert

“We rode camels into the Sahara Desert at sunrise. The sand was a magical caramel color, and the air was brisk. This moment in Ustrasana opened my heart.”

Gail Corvette

Charleston, South Carolina

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upward facing dog pose, urdhva mukha svasana, desert

“Kids are natural yogis. This is my youngest child, Jack, in a mini Sun Salutation during a hike of the Bell Rock Pathway in Sedona, Arizona. We practice yoga on all our vacations.”

Karen Conley

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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meditation, desert

“The view of the Grand Canyon was spectacular and so peaceful. It called for a simple meditation.”

Maricar Weeks

Westlake Village, California

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