You are probably practicing yoga indoors and the benefits are tremendous…but do you know, there are a host of benefits of taking this practice outside as well. Practicing yoga in the outdoors has a host of benefits for the brain, skin and lungs. All you have to do is find a clean and dry spot in the garden, at a pool deck or any wooden platform, even your rooftop will be great.
Upgrade your lung capacity with the Tadasana
The Tadasana also known as the mountain pose is a great way to improve your lung capacity. Our lungs are known to have about 6 litres of lung capacity. When you are outside, you can breathe deeper and this will help more oxygen to get in. When you do this, accumulated toxins and pollutants that have gathered in the alveoli will clear up.
When you feel frustrated or confined and find it difficult to breathe, get out and practice the Tadasana for easy breathing.
Make better decisions with the Virabhadrasana
The Warrior Two pose or the Virabhadrasana can help you make a clear mind, so that you can think better with a clear mind and make better decisions. Being in the outdoors automatically helps you feel happy, attentive and helps you feel emotionally balanced. Combine this with yoga, and you have a winner for mind, body and soul.
You will find an instant difference. Being outside will help you find a clearer mind, you will be in a better place to make the right decisions when you practice yoga outside. The Warrior Two pose allows you to breathe deeper and focus better.
The Surya Namaskar
The winters can be extremely cold and this may force you to stay indoors and rarely venture out. Try shedding the excess layers, find the sun, and practice some great yoga poses that will help you feel alive.
The Surya Namaskar will allow you to love the sun and get the much required Vitamin D that your body needs helping your body fight cancer, heart ailments and depression as well.
Get out and start living better, many outdoor yoga poses will help you make the beautiful balance between mind and body that you are looking for. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopathic Practitioner so that you can learn how to compliment yoga in the outdoors with a good diet.