Flowers are everywhere, sun is shining and birds are singing in their cheerful sounds. Wow! I like to enjoy the springtime as much as possible by going outdoors, walking in the morning for hours and sitting in my garden for long times. Often my friends find myself planting flowers or strawberries in my garden during that time. One of my personal favorites that I get to see during the springtime only is a fully-blossomed Azalea bush. I really like their beauty.
Due to all this natural beauty springtime is my favorite time of doing yoga practice in the whole year. The joy of doing yoga gets doubled with a perfect alignment of nature. That's why I especially love practicing yoga in the springtime. Everything feels light, fresh, new and beautiful at that time. I love to live the joy of spring on my yoga mat. Some of my fellow yoga practitioners try to cleanse the twists while doing yoga in the springtime, but my approach is a bit more literal. I like to practice each and every pose with a renovated mindscape – and specifically the poses which remind us of spring. Given below are some of my personal favorites:
- Sun Salutations: Days became longer during the springtime so it becomes easier to practice Sun Salutations after returning from my 9-5 job in the evening. A single session makes me feel more comfortable, balanced and energized.
- Tree Pose: I love to see the trees which have been roped by me in my garden, especially during the spring time because my garden becomes full of blossoms during that season. I like to see their branches reaching towards the sky while practicing Tree Pose. It combines a lot more energy than any other autumn or winter pose.
- Flower Poses: Of course, the name of Lotus pose comes to mind instantly. Although it's an awesome pose for practicing in spring, I like to do almost any pose that provides a feeling of blossoms. Some examples are spreading the arms in Warrior II or opening the hips in Garland pose.
- Rabbit Pose: I absolutely love this pose because rabbits are also my favorite animals. Yep friends, I'm a bit different in animal choices and instead of dogs I like the animals who stay quite and calm like rabbits. When it comes to this pose, it actually reminds me of springtime again when I practice it in the grass of my garden.
You can add a few more posts to this list if they remind you of spring. And I also recommend you to change your yoga schedule a bit according to the changing seasons. You'll definitely like that. Namaste!