Yoga has always been a favorite form of exercise and stress relief. Originating in ancient India, it was originally meant for meditation, while modern yoga is more geared toward exercise and health. Especially outdoor yoga, with its spaciousness, refreshing air, and natural sounds. For anyone who is confused about practicing yoga outdoors for the first time, this article can give you the answers.

practicing yoga outdoors

(Practicing yoga outdoors)

Benefits of practicing yoga outdoors

Excellent respiratory circulation

Breathing is the most important part of yoga. You need to imagine that the oxygen you breathe into your body can reach every part of your body. Being outdoors workout will not only allow for deeper breathing, but you will also be able to get a better quality of fresh air. This will be good for both your heart and lungs and will also give you more stability in your movements.

Improve focus

In an indoor space, the scope of concentration is limited, but once outdoors, the attention must be expanded and the body must be aware of the interaction with the environment, and the concentration will increase naturally. Each stretch, forward bend, and twist can be felt more deeply, and the body's flexibility is enhanced.

More space

In the park or backyard, whether you are practicing alone or attending a class there will be plenty of space for you to get your moves right. That's how you'll get better and burn more calories. This way you don't have to worry about whether you'll bump into other people indoors or be constrained in your movements.

Sitting outside practicing yoga

(Sitting outside practicing yoga)

Increased emotional stability

Being active outdoors can help the body regulate its autonomic nervous system. It increases parasympathetic activity and reduces the stress response. It also improves endocrine function and reduces stress hormones.

Phendorol in the natural environment can stabilize the central nervous system, making people feel comfortable and relaxed, and stabilizing their mood.

Get more trace elements

UV rays from the sun stimulate the production of vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D helps regulate the levels of calcium and phosphate in the body. And these nutrients are necessary to maintain healthy bones, teeth, and muscles.

The ideal outdoor yoga location

Parks, woods, beaches, and even the backyard are good choices. But no matter where, we should choose flat ground to avoid stepping on uneven ground, resulting in sprains or strains. Also, avoid sharp objects.

One of the benefits of outdoor yoga is that the outdoor surface is more undulating than the indoor surface, allowing for deeper training of muscles and balance.

Yoga in the Park

(Yoga in the park)

Preparing for outdoor yoga

Before you head outdoors to start your yoga practice, be sure to bring these essentials with you.

First of all, whether it is indoor yoga or outdoor yoga, you should prepare a yoga mat that suits you. Standard yoga mats are available in several thicknesses of 2mm, 3.5mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm. The most basic advice is that beginner can use thicker ones. Such as a 6mm thick yoga mat, the purpose is to prevent sports injuries. After some experience, you can switch to a thinner yoga mat.

Next water bottle, when the body loses a lot of salt after exercise, it is important to replenish water in time.

Choose clothes that are flexible, comfortable, and sweat-absorbent. Bring a towel, when the weather is colder, you should dry your sweat as soon as possible after exercise to avoid getting cold.

Quictent 10x15 outdoor canopy tent gym

(Quictent outdoor canopy tent gym)

If you are worried about mosquito bites, you can also bring mosquito repellent. Although UV rays allow you to produce vitamin D, prolonged exposure to the sun will damage your skin. So sunscreen is also a must.

If you want a sun-proof and privacy-providing environment for outdoor yoga. I highly recommend bringing a pop-up canopy, which is easy to set up and carry, whether you want to do your exercise in the backyard or head to the park with friends. A 10x10 canopy can meet these needs. 

Outdoor yoga poses

If you are a rookie in yoga, then you can try the following poses. Start with a warm-up from the sun salutation, with a few yoga poses that you are familiar with.

For example, standing pose. First, we stand in the basic standing pose, with the body turned slightly to the right and the left leg moved behind the right leg. The weight shifts to the right foot, the upper torso tilts to the right front, and the hands are interlocked and extended backhanded.

Yoga pose

(Yoga twisting pose)

This is followed by a twisting pose, which stimulates and excites the muscles and spinal nerves around the spine. Sitting upright, the right foot is placed flat on the mat across the left knee. The heel of the left foot is tucked into the right hip, and the left hand is extended and placed on the outside of the right thigh. The right hand is placed backward on the mat behind you, inhale, and straighten the spine upwards. The right hand is driven to the right back and the body is twisted to the right rear. Open the right shoulder back while turning the head parallel to the right back side.

Remember that if you can't do the whole set at once, you can choose 2 to 3 poses to practice slowly and add a few poses at a time.

Practicing yoga in the tent

(Practicing yoga in the tent)


When practicing yoga, it is not necessary to achieve perfection at once. Everyone's flexibility and experience are different, so learn to listen to your body. Besides, it is very important to match your breathing. Through the practice of breathing, the body can stretch better and the body and mind can achieve balance and harmony.

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