Connecting with nature
Saturday 25th June "Connecting with nature" An outdoor 3 hour yoga and meditation workshop in Newby Wiske, Northallerton. Cost £15. To book your place, email
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Outdoor classes add a different dimension and pare yoga down to its original link with nature. Yoga means ‘union,’ and when it’s practiced outdoors it seems like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt.
• Working with nature can deepen our yoga practice in many ways. For example, a breeze can deepen your breathing, the warm sun can deepen poses by making muscles more pliable, and a ladybird can invite you to focus on something small and still.
• Many aspects of yoga are about being in the moment and at one with nature or the universe. By putting your body into the shape of a tree or a stretching cat, by exploring the graceful wingspan of a bird or the fluidity of the Sun Sequence, by breathing with the same cyclical sense of nature, you evoke a sense of harmony, timelessness, and connection to the universe.
• Breathwork outside is tremendous. We usually use sensation, such as the rise and fall of the chest or feeling of air in the back of throat. Outdoors offers another level to focus on—the smell of nature, such as the river, pine, grass. When you start to smell the outdoors, it’s as if nature wants us to be present and breathe deeply.