During my trip to Miami Beach, I am keeping up with my yoga practice. I took a yoga class on the beach, and it was my first one on the beach. What I loved most about practicing in nature is the ability to quickly ground, and become centered. Although it was very windy, and the sand blew into our faces, what was amazing was that as the class continued, the asanas or postures became more fluid and easier to complete its full expression.
As we went into shavasana or relaxation, I felt the most dramatic experience as lying in the sand allowed my body to ground completely into the earth. It also felt differently than being indoors as the clouds hung so low that it seemed like we were suspended in the clouds and resting in heaven. It also felt very peaceful and serene. I highly recommend yoga in nature as it enhances the experience and practice. (Copyright 2015 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)