Monday, September 6, 2010

Practice Yoga on the Beach

I spent last week in Holden Beach, NC with my family & several friends & their families. It was our 5th annual trip together & it is always such fun. One of my list items was to practice yoga on the beach. I got to do so several times...under the stars & in the morning sun, alone & with friends.

I learned several things during this practice: 1) It is much harder to balance on sand. While I enjoyed this challenge, it also made me think of Matthew 7:24-27. 2) It is really cool to listen to the actual ocean while practicing Ujjayi breath. 3) Teaching yoga & practicing it are two very different experiences...both good, just very different. I need both. 4) Beach yoga gets you and your mat very sandy. :) But it is totally worth it.