Memorial Day Weekend in the USA marked the beginning of summer. It’s a joyous occasion for all because it means warmer days, longer nights, and lots of R&R mentality.
With our relaxed new frame of mind, we often find ourselves slipping from our yoga routine. Yup, the routine slips right out the window. Summer gives us a chance to renew and chill, however, when I think of renewing and chilling, I ultimately think of yoga.
Here are 3 simple ways to keep you from losing yoga this summer.
1. Start a good morning yoga session to keep you stretched out.
Yoga is a great way to keep those muscles loose and moving this summer. We become just a little more active in the summer whether we're running to the beach, playing in the water, or dancing the night away. Some of us trade our cars for bikes as well.
Having a regular yoga session can keep you stretched out so you can get the most advantage out of your summer activities. It doesn't need to be long; even a 15-minute morning stretch can help you keep up.
2. Use the Earth and the outdoors as your yoga studio.
How many of us love a nice warm yoga room during winter? I know I do!Take advantage of the summer heat and practice outside and absorb that warmth into your bones. I guarantee the extra heat will help you lengthen while releasing those toxins. You'll end your practice feeling fresh and anew.
The extra bit of Vitamin D doesn't hurt either! Grab your favorite sweat-proof sunblock and get your flow on. Yoga with a view anyone?
3. Remember that having a summer yoga practice will make it easier to ease back into a fall routine.
It's a total bummer when summer ends, although we do also look forward to a new season and getting back on a routine. If you keep up with your practice this summer, it won't be as difficult to jump back in once the leaves start to fall.
Be kind to your body, as you may take some time off this summer, but don't lose yoga altogether. Stay up to date with what's going on in your studios and don't miss a great new workshop once fall hits!
Bonus Tip: Summer brings on the yoga festivals! With so many to choose from, it's a great way to keep your practice flowing! Which one will you attend? You can find me at Wanderlust Stratton in Vermont this June! Cheers and happy summer to all!