Thursday, August 5, 2010
Yoga in the Park- This Saturday Aug. 7 at 8:00 AM
YOGA IN THE PARK!!
Join me for some yoga in the park this Saturday August 7 at 8:00 am, near the merry-go-round.
Yoga means 'union,' and when it's practiced outdoors it seems like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt. Being outside can intensify the yoga experience in many ways, since nature inspires all the things your yoga practice invokes—focusing awareness, breathing deeply, practicing stillness. By putting your body into the shape of a tree or a stretching cat, by exploring the graceful wingspan of a bird or the fluidity of the Sun Salute, you evoke a sense of harmony, timelessness, and connection to the universe.
Breathwork outside the studio is tremendous: we usually use sensation, such as the rise and fall of the chest or feeling of air in the back of throat. Outdoors offers another level to focus on—the smell of nature, such as pine, grass. When you start to smell the outdoors, it's as if nature wants us to be present and breathe deeply.
The open space really expands everyone, and there's an instantaneous freedom you just can't replicate indoors.
Come check it out!!
Pack your mat, sunscreen, water, and sunglasses, and perhaps insect repellent .
$10 for the class or use your BRY pass.