It's no secret that yoga and Qigong are two of the most popular forms of exercise. Not only do they provide physical benefits, but they also offer a unique mind-body connection that can help improve mental health and even the quality of sleep. But what happens when you take these practices to the beach? Practicing yoga and Qigong on the beach can be a great way to get out of your comfort zone and connect with nature. But it's important to be aware of the unique challenges that come with practicing on sand.
It feels like having weights around your ankles because it's harder to plant your foot. You'll also need to bring a sturdy, foldable beach chair to lean on and make sure you don't fall. When you connect your feet to the Earth, you can observe several sensations. You can also detect a slight vibration emanating from the ground when you are centered.
This is because the Earth is a source of free electrons that can neutralize free radicals in the body that cause disease and cell destruction. People remain inflamed because they never connect to Earth, so it's important to make sure you're properly grounded when practicing on the beach. You can buy a wall outlet designed for grounding that connects with an alligator clip to the copper cable and plugged into the wall (but only the grounding cable from the third end is present). Yoga and Qigong are both excellent ways to connect with your body while practicing on the beach.
Thinking about how you maintain your body during each pose and being aware of your breathing gives yoga its meditative quality. Not only does this improve mental health, but it can also improve the quality of sleep if done before bed. After practicing Qigong for many years, I have a greater body awareness that has increased my sensitivity to the energies of the Earth, the electrical pulses and vibrations that emanate from the crystalline network of terrestrial energies.The beach is a beautiful place where you can feel in contact with nature while practicing in an inspiring environment. So if you're looking for a way to connect with your body while enjoying nature, consider taking your yoga or Qigong practice to the beach.