Many yoga practitioners have only practiced in out home, gym or studio setting. My neighborhood studio, Wake Up Yoga South, has two floors. Upstairs, there is a window and it has always felt like a different space than downstairs. There is something special about practicing yoga outside. You can feel the sun on your skin, breathe in the fresh air, connect to the earth, all while doing something out of the ordinary. Even if you are brand new to yoga, it can be an enlightening experience.
- SALUTE THE SUN
- BREATHE IN THE FRESH AIR
- CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
- CONNECT WITH NATURE You can take in all the different sights, smells and sounds in a new environment.
- MAKE SOME VITAMIN D Now a days we spend the majority of our time inside. It is commonly believed that most of us are deficient in Vitamin D. This valuable hormone adds to the health of our teeth, bones and immune system. Although vitamin D supplements can be taken, it is best to obtain any vitamin or mineral through natural sources wherever possible.
If you are worried about over exposure to the sun, you can wear long, light and loose clothing while practicing and cover any exposed areas with sunscreen.
There are a few places to practice outdoor, donation based yoga outside in Philadelphia. You can find me with Yoga On The Banks. Run a search to find the closest outdoor yoga to you or, reach out and we can find it together.
Have you practiced outside? Tell us about it in the comments and share any pictures below!