Things that lighten and brighten the soul.
To practice in nature is to remember we are nature.
The breath responds to the ocean breeze or the wind through the trees by falling into sync with its rhythm.
Some asana encourage restriction and reveal where we hold on, in or back.
Others open us wide.
The dirt clings to us and brings new awareness to the surface of the skin.
But, ultimately (for us); to practice outside, carries us away to memories of the motherland of Yoga; India.
There are many pictures that remind us; that draw the sounds and smells of Goa into our bones.
But to practice outside?
That is a portal to a plethora of memory, sealed into heart.
String lights twist about tree trunks
Earrings rust within days
Henna seeps into crevices deep beneath skin
Saris floating upon wind
Bangles orchestrate with footsteps
Bowls of cool water, to entice warm feet
Sand grains sink deeply
Brush strokes lengthy on dusty streets
Ocean waves whisper
Overhead fans hum softly
Transparent net softly brushes skin
Colours fill every space
Brightness and lightness
Bare feet, warm skin, white teeth
Huge hearts and too much heat
I'm Now Deep In Ananda