After a successful Earth Day Yoga class (pictured above) Inside Out Yoga is hosting a bi-monthly FREE Sunset Yoga + Wellness Coaching at Griffith Park, just east of the bear statue off of Fern Dell Drive at Los Feliz Blvd. For more details+photos of the space sign-in to Meetup.com or simply follow this link. Don't forget to reserve your place as the class is limited to 20 yogis!
Yogaworks 200 RYT certified teacher Randy Roberts exclaims, "Practicing yoga outdoors with fresh oxygen flowing to the brain, underneath trees & cotton candy summer skies is the way Yoga should be done in Los Angeles - especially during a heat wave! It's the ultimate environment for anyone seeking to deepen their Yoga practice, while exploring with childlike nature and setting your intentions before rolling your mat out on the grass, soil, spring leaves or what ever the journey may prevail. The most important thing is to practice being present during Sunset Yoga & beyond." Additionally, there are some major benefits taking your mat to the grass that will inevitably enhance your yoga practice and serve you an experience on the other side of the typical hiking trail. Here are a few #healthyliving reasons why you should meet up with us this Sunday at 6:00PM.
4 Benefits of an Outdoor Yoga Practice
1. Spending time in nature can replenish depleted energy. Sacred time outside sends signals to the brain that the body is back in its native environment and recalibrates itself to stay alert. Your nervous system will recover from the stress endured throughout the day. When people spend time in a timberland setting feelings of radiance and vitality are increased - now that’s fuel for a dynamic Vinyasa or Yin Yang flow.
2. Natural scenery can heighten awareness. Scent, sight, and touch, in particular, activate parts of the brain that make you more present - #lifegoals! Fresh air heightens breath awareness. You can really feel the oxygen flowing through you, clearing the mind and empowering your practice. Looking at beautiful scenery releases endorphins, which is that yummy feel good chemical that brings us pleasure.
3. Practicing yoga in a new environment can build confidence. Practicing outside for the first time can feel awkward. It is easy to feel self-conscious when you’re used to practicing in a set environment. While familiarity brings security, stepping outside your comfort zone opens a gateway to an entirely new interpretation of your yoga practice. Imagine the power of sun salutations under actual sunrays or the vivacity of a Tree Pose while focusing on a real live tree instead of a spot on the wall. Here's a Yogi Tip: if you are outside practicing on an uneven surface, engage your core more - your Obliques and if your lucky Transverse Abdominus muscles will thank you!
4. The outdoors can further boost meditation’s benefits. Randy always says, "Yoga prepares our bodies for epic mediation!" Scientists have already shown that those who meditate on a regular basis have a smaller amygdala, the part of the brain that is responsible for managing the fight-or-flight response. Coincidentally, field studies, published in Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine, show that people who were exposed to a forest environment versus an urban environment had a lower concentration of the stress hormone cortisol. If you carry extra weight in the hips/around torso, your body is likely to be producing copious amounts of cortisol.
Time to om outside.
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