OUTDOOR YOGA POSES
Did you know that original forms of yoga were meant to be practiced
in nature? Yoga is connects you with your higher self and the universal
mind of the cosmos. Find a peaceful place outdoors; it might be next to
your favorite tree, lake, or forest. The poses below are great if you’re an
experienced yogi, an intermediate student, or a novice.
Standing Mountain Pose
This pose is a great exercise to start your outdoor yoga session. It keeps
your mind and body connected to nature. Start out by standing tall like a
mountain. Feel your feet press fi rmly into the earth. Use standing mountain
pose to keep you grounded and present during your practice. Bring your
hands together in the praying position to enhance your connection.
Downward-Facing Dog Pose
Begin this inverted position by spreading your feet hip distance apart.
Gracefully bend from your waist while extending your back forward. Place
your hands on the mat shoulder length apart. Extend your buttocks toward
the clouds and feel the stretch in your back. Try to keep your face as relaxed
as possible during this pose. Keep your breath steady and hold for thirty
seconds. Downward dog pose will strengthen your arms, legs, back, and
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