4 Benefits of Practicing Yoga Outdoors
The sound and silence of Nature soothe the body, calms the mind. So, how about practicing yoga in the open air? Well, according to Hilary Kimblin, a Vedic hatha yoga teacher and owner of Yoga Under the Trees in Beverley Hills, California,
“Yoga means ‘union,’ and when it’s practiced outdoors it seems like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt.”
Performing yoga in the open air will add a new dimension to your practice. It helps in:
Increasing your inner proprioception skills
Proprioception is defined as a sense of how are bodies are positioned. When you are aware of your body position, you can make an adjustment in a backbend or other poses. When you are outside and performing all the activities, it makes it difficult to focus on where your foot is located. You can then master this skill.
Strengthening muscles to improve balance
People who struggle with balance due to misaligned spine should practice yoga regularly. Practicing yoga requires them to stand on the yoga mat, which is placed on the floor and practice hard. Now, instead of looking at the ceiling if you raise your eyes and look at the sky, you’ll get a feeling of ease and contentment. Balancing can be difficult, it requires muscle power. But if you can master balancing outside, you can take your step ahead for a healthy living.
Developing inner strength and stability
It is easy to concentrate and develop inner strength and stability when you are in a closed room with no sound penetrating indoors. However, it’s hard to develop inner strength and stability when outer elements are a part of your yogic practice. The sounds of Nature are varied. When you can welcome all these outer elements into your life and still concentrate, you can become more stable in all aspects of life.
Aligning with Nature
Being close to Nature, that’s all we want. There are varied sounds, colors, creatures and changing temperatures. All of these aspects are a part of our existence. You’ll feel rejuvenated when you’re close to nature. So mediate and perform asanas outside to bring inner peace and balance in life.
Do you practice yoga outdoors? If so, what’s your favorite place? If not, what are you waiting for?!
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