Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Practicing Yoga on The Beach

people doing yoga on the beach
Indeed Yoga can be done anywhere, as long as there is enough space, then we can do yoga exercises. However, there is one thing that caught my attention. When I type the keyword "yoga" in the search engines, especially in image search, so many photos of people doing yoga on the beach. Of course this makes me curious, why are so many people who have pictures of yoga exercises on the beach? From these pictures, there are a variety of poses. Some of them practicing yoga on the shoreline, practicing when the sun goes down, and there are those who practice yoga on the edge of the cliff above the beach.

Initially I had thought that it was just for a good perspective only, for a background that has a broad horizon. Of course, the ocean can be a nice background images. Then I started looking for information on the internet, what exactly are the advantages doing yoga on the beach. But I didn't find a satisfactory answer. But I found some testimonial comments on some websites of popular beach. Or testimonial for hotels located near the coast. Many have commented, the location is very good for doing yoga. And these comments makes me more curious.

My country is an island nation, then I won't have trouble finding attractions beach in my place. The nearest beach that i can visit is the south coast of Java. I live in Central Java, and very close to Yogyakarta. In Yogyakarta, there are many beaches that are be a favorite attraction. For example are Parangtritis beach, Depok Beach, Baron Beach, Indrayanti Beach, and many other coastal attractions. Even some of them more beautiful than Kuta beach in Bali (in my opinion). Therefore, it's not uncommon there are many tourists from various countries who visit there.

2 Months ago I visited Depok Beach. My curiosity was finally satisfied. I can try to do yoga there. And it feels really different when you are doing yoga in the room. The atmosphere in  there was also support me, since I visited in the morning, shortly after sunrise, and the beach is still not crowded with tourists. Doing some yoga asanas accompanied by the sound of waves and wind, it's really gives enjoyment. This feeling became more calm, the mind becomes more open. Doing yoga is much more fun when done in the open. Natural atmosphere, it gives an aura of its own. It looks like I found the answer at that time. More than just for taking good photographs, or graphic beauty. But because doing yoga on the beach gives a different spirit.

These are some photos I took with the help of my friend uses his pocket camera :

Yoga on the beach 1

Yoga on the beach 2

Yoga on the beach 3

For those who are fond of doing yoga, or a professional Yogi, maybe it's something usual. But for me that is still new to learn yoga, it's a great first experience. What is clear, doing yoga can be done anywhere. What is important is the goal to obtain your physical and mental health.

So, keep healthy everyone. :)

12 comments:

  1. I need to do yoga because as you age your flexibility gets less and less. I'm still pretty good though. I would think the beach would be a very calming environment. I like it.

    Have a terrific day my grandson. :)

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    1. True, yoga can maintain our bone density and flexibility when it was getting older. Absolutely, it's really calming. Have you ever tried it?

      Keep healthy, Grandma :)

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  2. I love your post and I beleive that its very good doing yoga in the nature - any kind, as it makes the total unit with Universe more clear. Thank you so much for posting! It looks lovely!

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    1. You're welcome Anna. Thanks for a great response.
      Doing exercise in nature is always fun, especially yoga. Nature will support us, if we are united with them.:)

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  3. Great blog you have going! I'm going to the beach in Thailand soon, I'll follow your lead and do some beach yoga :)
    New follower here.

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    1. Thank you very much Hui.
      Yoga on the beach and other outdoor, will provide a different sensation.

      Keep healthy. :)

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  4. Beach Yoga is really nice for health.I feel like the classes here are rather easy and they focus more on relaxing and stretching.I like more of a rigorous flow type of yoga, so while I enjoyed their classes very much

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    1. It's always a pleasure doing yoga on the beach. Thanks for your information and offer, Anta. :)

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  5. Yoga is a relaxing and gentle exercise that would give you tons of benefits if done correctly and regularly. I have been practicing yoga for a couple of years now, and whenever I have free time, I usually let my sister tag along with me. We sometimes do it on the beach or overlooking cliffs. Practicing in these places gives us an extra relaxing feeling because of the scenery. Believe me; words can’t express the calmness and serenity I experience there.

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