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 :
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. :)