Summertime Yoga Practice

Getting out in nature is more easily done in the warmer seasons and finding opportunities to take any practices to the outdoors has both advantages and hurdles.  Here at Essential Yoga Practice, we want to offer you a great summertime asana practice that you can enjoy outside – take care to prep skin for sun, to hydrate well and to keep pesky bugs at bay (see all our past two weeks of blogs for review of these tips).  Enjoy this short practice in your outdoor environment!

 Tadasana – Mountain Pose

Tadasana – Mountain Pose

 Urdhva Hastasana – Volcano Pose

Urdhva Hastasana – Volcano Pose

 Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Vrksasana – Tree Pose

 Virabhadrasana I - Warrior I

Virabhadrasana I - Warrior I

 Nataranjasana - Dancer’s Pose Preparation

Nataranjasana - Dancer’s Pose Preparation

 Trikonasana - Triangle Pose

Trikonasana - Triangle Pose

 Parivrtti Parsvakoasana – Revolved Side Angle Pose

Parivrtti Parsvakoasana – Revolved Side Angle Pose

 Navasana – Boat Pose

Navasana – Boat Pose

 Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – Upward Facing Dog

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – Upward Facing Dog

  Sukhasana with a Twist – Happy Pose

Sukhasana with a Twist – Happy Pose

As you are practicing outdoors, remember that lavender, cedarwood, arborvitae and lemongrass all have bug-repellent properties... just to
name a few. In this case the oils work aromatically, so dilute with a carrier oil like coconut oil, and rubthem over exposed skin, and then rub the residue left on your hands over other areas, such as hair and clothing.