I’m in Maui, and I thought, hey! I should do some yoga by the beach! So I did. *gasp* *trumpets*
I’ve got some tips you might want to read, along with a simple routine for you to follow. If you’re not a yoga person, I wrote an article on why you should be!
Right after my yoga session, I also went running along the coast, and it was gorgeous. Such an amazing experience. And i had no idea I could get that much sand in my tennis shoes.
Anyways, here are the tips!
1. Bring a mat or a beach towel, or find a grassy spot.
As nice as it is to just be like the chick in the lovely stock image above and say I’m going to be one with nature and just do this yoga on the sand don’t. Downward dog is tough when the sand is caving in around your hands and feet, and 99% chance you’re going to get it in your eyes and under your nails and it’ll be gross (unless you’re truly a badass Yogi, then congrats because I don’t know how you do it.)
I was lucky enough to find a nice grassy hill by the water that was just as good, so I didn’t need a towel or a mat.
2. Plan a routine — and then do what you want.
It’s nice to have a routine to start with, and then kinda do what you feel like. If you know a few moves you want to do to start off with, then you can really just enjoy the sound of the waves as you move through a simple vinyasa flow or a few asana poses, and then just improvising from there. [Read more…]