Outdoor Yoga – TBC 2018
Yoga outside is so good for you. Has your body been constricted behind a desk all day, staring at a screen in an air conditioned office with the humdrum of printers and PC’s as the audio backdrop? Add in little or no natural light, let alone natural plant life, to brighten your mood and it’s situation that lends itself to stress. Please note glass filters out essential spectral waves of light that need to hit your retina to balance your brain chemistry, so even if you are in a glass fronted office it’s still not the same!)
Lets swap all that for some daylight, easy on the eye natural surroundings, fresher air, stretching and energising tense muscles, relaxation, with birds singing in the background and then we are talking WELLBEING!
On another level we also of course often talk about yoga in the context of ‘union’ and ‘wholeness’ but this is often restricted to our perception of connection between body, mind and spirit. But ultimately, total union also involves our environment and people around us – which is what we are also trying to cultivate here.
Achieving this level of connection is so much easier when you are naturally more in harmony with your surroundings – and as much as we love our studio, energetically you obviously have much more resonance with our beloved Earth and Sky, the negative ions in nature and the harmonious electro-magnetic energy than we do with the 4 walls which we often found ourselves surrounded in urban life.
Your whole being can relax to a whole other level in nature. As much as we get used to our urban lifestyles, ultimately a natural setting IS your natural habitat, and some deeper, more soulful part of you recognises this through all your senses. This allows you to relax deeper during the session as there is less information for your body-mind to integrate.
These outdoor classes are very popular, and when I planned them I also couldn’t help but think of when I was a kid how if I’d been inside all day on the computer or watching TV how my Mom would send me outside to play! Well lets just say Mothers are intuitive creatures and they tend to know instinctively what you need, and being inside all day staring at a screen isn’t really it.