Many yogis are tempted to do a little yoga on the beach. I do it all the time. Be warned, it's not that easy. The ground is not super stable underneath you, so when coming up into your standing and or balance poses you must proceed with extra caution. Make sure your foundation is sturdy. It's easy to twist an ankle in the sand when coming up into a Warritio I pose. Seated poses can be easier in the sand. Try gomukasana and or a split. Let the sand move and help you feel deeper into the pose.
To ensure safe yoga on the beach:
~move slower into poses
~get your feet safe and steady
~be aware of your surroundings (playing dogs have knocked me down on the beach)
~ use a friend to help stabilize yourself (this is fun)
~don't do yoga and drink alcohol
We all love the beach and yoga. If you follow these simple guidelines, the two will get along beautifully.
Debbie Krejci E-RYT
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