America's favorite pastime and the world's oldest exercise past time collided after Sunday's Rockies game at Coors Field. More than 350 rolled out yoga mats in the outfield for an hour long yoga sesh. Rockies account executive Reuben Donnelly modeled the idea after other MLB teams who have put on similar events. Patrick Harrington, Owner of Kidness Yoga and instructor, Lisa Harrington joined forces to lead yogis through various poses. There is something incredibly freeing about practicing in the outdoors. Here are a few reasons to try yoga outside.
5 reasons to give outdoor yoga a go.
1. It will invigorate your practice and shake you from a routine studio.
2. Outdoor classes add a new dimension by bringing yoga back to it’s original link with nature.
3. Find inspiration in the outdoors by focusing awareness, breathing deeply and practicing stillness.
4. Learn to embrace rather than battle the elements. A little cool wind can bring stamina, the warmth of the sun may allow you to deepen poses and wavering grass could bring focus.