For weeks now we have been enjoying being in nature for outdoor yoga. Taking our yoga outside enhances our practice. Viewing nature, especially fractals, the organically occuring patterns in nature increases wakeful relaxation and internal focus. Every wonder just why it feels so good to flow through Surya Namasker in the open. You know that feeling when in Savasana and you lie there eyes closed, hands in the earth, it’s a feeling of contentment. Samadhi, bliss even.
What is happening is we are tuning into the patterns of nature all around us. The rhythm of the air, fresh air heightens breath awareness, you may find you are almost dancing through your Vinyasa. The sound of birds, cars, trains, people all around you. You are moving to a rhythm that is set inside, these external sounds become background noise. Your inner gaze grows stronger. The shifting light and shadows of an evening practice, when you begin, close your eyes throughout class, open them. Light and shadow are playing with you, inviting you to move with it. To slow down, to root down. Your brain is being dominated by Alpha waves, allowing you to relax to rest.
When we take the time to observe the natural world, our ever changing feelings towards it, happiness, vulnerability, strength, exhaustion – whatever arises, we meet ourselves with compassion. It’s all part of who we are, being outside allows us to go just a little deeper. Noticing what comes up, no labels, no judgement, no worry, just love.
Are you an early riser, I would love you to join me and some other amazing yoga teachers for some or all 108 Sunrise Sun Salutations on Monday 21st June 5-7.30am to raise funds for Focus Ireland. We will meet at 4.50am to get ready to flow. There will be an option to dip but there will also be tea and coffee available after for all. Click here to join us.
See you on the mat this week –
Tuesday 9am, via Zoom Morning Flow. This class is all about building strength, safely.
Wednesday 7.30pm, Seapoint yoga with an optional dip. Feel like moving outside and free Wednesday evening then join me for this class in the most perfect location. Open to all levels.
Thursday 7pm, via Zoom WindDown yoga. Need to let go of the week? This is the class to release, to restore.
Friday 8am, Dun Laoghaire, outside yoga facing the sun and embracing the new day.
Saturday 9am, via Zoom Vinyasa Flow. Open to all levels.
Saturday 11am, Park Yoga in the Herbert Park. A Vinyasa practice that is open to all levels.
Drop in rates available to all classes, click here to join any of the above classes.
There is also a 30 day pass available click here to join me for 30 days access to all Zoom and live classes, as well as first info on upcoming events, workshops and retreats.