My yoga instructor is teaching a summer outdoor yoga series as an effort to raise money for a local foster child support organization. It is donation based, come as you are, and is in different parks every couple of weeks. Tonight was the first session in a park overlooking Lake Union back at down town Seattle.
Since I live in such a great but rainy city, I’ve only ever practiced yoga outside once or twice before. Tonight, throughout the vinyasa class, I set the intention of unwinding from my stressful day at work. With each pose I breathed in the fresh air and breathed out the day’s pressures.
It felt wonderful, and after class I really felt cleansed in a different way than I usually do after class. I think this is both because of my intention and also the fresh air. When I opened my eyes after savasana, the bluest sky I’ve seen in months greeted me. It felt great.
Does anyone else do yoga outdoors regularly? Any other series in parks going on that folks are enjoying this summer?