The beautiful summer weather has arrived and we are feeling great here at Bamboo Garden Yoga! Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and practice yoga in the serenity of the beach with the sunshine radiating positive energy. Here are our top choices for yoga poses that are a great addition to your fun in the sun!
If there is ever a time to live life on the edge, go crazy, and maybe have a “kalegarita” if you’re really in a wild mood—it’s summer! As yogis, we tend to be excessively healthy (how else can you wake up for that 6 A.M. meditation practice followed by 108 Sun Salutations?).
But it can also be life affirming to occasionally let loose and enjoy the company of friends who aren’t overly worried about their radiant bodies getting crumpled if they stay out past 9 P.M. A wild night can be fun, though you will feel the effects of poisoning your body if you do partake in festivities.
Twists are a great way to cleanse your liver and get back to your squeaky clean aura!
2. Shoulder Openers
If you’re not so lucky to have spent your winter in the beautiful Delray Beach weather, you may have endured some harsh weather & spent months hunching over to try and protect yourself from the cold winds. After all those months of hibernation, it’s important that you bring your shoulder blades back to where they belong by opening them up.
3. Camel or Wheel
Most of us live relatively isolated lives. We are busy with work, family, and more work. It is easy to let friendships and community fall into the bottom pile of the laundry list of priorities.
However, we are communal creatures, and having that support is not only meaningful, but also critical to our wellbeing. So open your heart! Remind yourself of all the people who want to barbecue tempeh with you, and grill chia seeds.
Inversions are scary to some, but they are also one of the most profound ways to change your perspective on your life, the world, and yourself.
Chances are, there is an inverted pose that you have yet to master, and the summer months are a great time to challenge yourself. Your body is more enlivened by the sunshine and good weather.
Ideally, we all have a daily meditation practice, yet sometimes it is easy let it slip and slide away—especially when you are busy. The summer is also a time where a lot is happening. Vacations, family obligations, and adventures can make these months feel hectic.
Chaotic times are the most important to maintain your meditation practice because it helps remind you to stay in the moment. It all goes by so fast.