Swap your yoga mat for a towel or blanket and sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and tune in to the sound of your breathing and the ocean. Imagine that you breathe like waves in the water with the inhalations that come in, filling the ribcage from the base of the lungs. One of the best things about yoga on the beach is that you don't need a mat.
Sand is impressive for its benefits, but it can be difficult to practice on. So leave the rug at home or indoors on rainy days. If you can't meet in person, take an online class with friends or even FaceTime to share some virtual yoga on the beach. To get the most out of your beach yoga practice, there are some things you'll have to leave behind and some additional things you should take with you.
Here are 8 tips to help you relax and enjoy your yoga session on the beach:
1.Change LandscapesPracticing yoga on the beach on different days, or even at different times of the same day, can generate completely contrasting experiences.
2.Wear Appropriate ClothingChoose clothing that is comfortable and allows you to move freely. Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight or too loose as they can be distracting during your practice.
3.Bring SunscreenProtect yourself from sunburns by applying sunscreen before and during your practice.
4.Stay HydratedBring a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated throughout your practice.
5.Choose a Quiet SpotLook for a spot away from people and noise so that you can focus on your practice without distractions.
6.Use PropsBring props such as blocks, straps, and blankets to help you deepen your practice and get into poses more easily.
7.Connect with NatureTake advantage of being outdoors by connecting with nature during your practice.
Listen to the sound of the waves, feel the sand beneath your feet, and take in the beauty of your surroundings.