Nature is the best yoga mat
We just got back from an excellent Labor Day weekend camping adventure at Scenic State Park in northern Minnesota (see above). Even though I never did more than an easy seat or equal standing pose as an asana (the actual postures of yoga), I felt that I was "doing yoga" or, renewing the mind-body connection, with each activity. An invigorating hike through an oxygen rich forest, a relaxing repose staring into the enchanting dancing flames of our campfire, or even the necessary task taken for granted in modern life of water gathering, all bade me to slow down, to notice, to reconnect.
I snapped the photo of the sunrise above on our first morning when the northern chill was nipping at my fingers and the stillness and beauty was so perfect it made my bones ache. I'm resolved to offer myself more yoga through nature - with the best yoga mat.
Creative enthusiast, gregarious naturalist, opinionated humanist, MBA, RYT 200. Amy Kay Czechowicz completed a poetry challenge for 2018 and 2020 by posting an original poem daily to this blog. She's started a Patreon for 2023 where you can find her more recent work!