• Vicky

Outdoor Yoga? Back to nature

With the weather heating up and the prospect of small classes being held outside, here are a few things you may want to keep in mind to make your al fresco yoga practice a great experience!

Mats – Many yogis talk about the enhanced sense of grounding you get when you forgo your yoga mat for an outside practice. While this may be true, personally, I find using a mat helps me to grip and offers protection from little stones and other things that are lurking on the ground. I always ensure that I wipe down my mat after an outdoor practice to get rid of any dirt or bacteria it may have picked up, which is more important than ever now.

Sunshine – Yoga and sunshine is great! The warmth encourages flexibility and the sun tops up your Vitamin D levels, which helps with healthy bones. The other wonderful effect of sunlight is an increase our levels of serotonin – a hormone that stabilises mood, our sense of well being and happiness. That said, it is important that we remember to protect our skin from the effects of the sun by applying an SPF in advance of our outdoor practice. A pair of