Wednesday, 28 July 2010

YOGA IN SUMMER



Summer is a lovely time to practice yoga on the grass in the open air. Our bodies are also much more flexible in the heat but be warned it is possible to over stretch. 

Enjoy your body and hanging out with yourself on your yoga mat at this time of the year. On hot days practice yoga slowly with lots of soothing deep forward bends, Yin and restorative yoga sessions are the perfect antidote to hot muggy days as many of you who come to my restorative yoga gently classes will already know. 

Tonight we spent some time with  legs up the wall (viparita karani,) and supported shoulderstand (salamba sarvangasana) both cooling inversions especially at the end of the day - instantly reviving and refreshing!

I do love summer - it  takes me back to last winter in Goa where this photograph was taken on my first yoga holiday there in February. Can't wait for the next trip currently being planned  late January 2011