Millions of mothers were right–playing outside is good for you. Bodies respond positively to natural settings, producing more endorphins, improving mood and self-esteem, and bringing on the alpha brainwave responses which translate to feeling calm and focused.
Imagine the additional benefits of outdoors yoga in a natural setting.
Improved Mental and Physical Health
Just by looking at a beautiful scene, especially a visibly complex one, your mental and physical health begins to improve. Eyes are drawn to naturally-occurring patterns, such as branches swaying in a breeze, clouds transforming into familiar shapes, and the tidal effects on a rocky beach. Researchers found that viewing these patterns brings on both an alpha response and a higher rate of endorphin release.
Researchers also discovered that improved self-esteem and mood are a result of green exercise – physical
exercise in natural surroundings.
Benefits of Outdoors Yoga
Yoga experts say that outdoor yoga:
- Builds confidence
- Heightens yoga awareness
- Deepens breathing
- Builds secondary muscles
Teach an Outdoor Yoga Class
Instructors should look for these attributes if they plan an outdoor yoga class.
- big sky view
- low foot traffic
- smooth, stable ground
- soft nature sounds
Immersing yourself in nature will enhance the yoga experience, give you a different focus, perhaps replenish your internal resources. Who can argue with a better mood, a relaxed feeling, and beautiful scenery? Experience the benefits of outdoors yoga.