Benefits Of Doing Yoga In A Green Living Space…

Benefits Of Doing Yoga In A Green Living Space

Concrete, noise, traffic, and pollution are all that is left to experience around us

nowadays. These factors are responsible for making us sick gradually. All of

these things leave severe impacts on our mental and physical wellness. Some of

us may be unaware of the fact that greenery acts as a medicine to ease fatigue

and stress, and green walls provide us a connection to nature what is missing in

this concrete jungle.

The central objective of yoga is to make our body healthy and strong and our mind peaceful and

focused. Regular practice of yoga and meditation intensifies both mental and physical – stamina and

strength. The role of nature is correspondingly significant in building our mental and physical

welfare, quite the same as yoga. A study shows that having a view of green space reduces symptoms

of discomfort because we share an evolutionary bond with nature. Air quality is one of the most

important aspects of green space as it filters toxic substances from the air to make it pure. That is

not all. It also leaves a positive impact on our mind and body, soothes our aura, and helps in finding

ultimate peace while meditating.

Imagine having a plant-filled oasis, airy space, gleaming floor, the sight of greenery, colorful

curtains, and warm-toned walls – feels like heaven, isn’t it? You’re detoxifying yourself with asanas,

pranayama, and meditation amid refreshing and soothing surroundings. You may add benefits to

your yoga practice by applying some of these tips and tricks to maintain a healthy and peaceful

lifestyle. Let’s learn some more benefits of yoga in green space.

Why you must care about going green as being a yogi?

Ecology and yoga make a comprehensive pair. Ecology is inherent in yoga since ancient times. We

can feel this connection through the asanas like downward dog, sun salutation, or hear our

instructors saying words like ground or roots. We may link our today’s need of practicing yoga in

green space with that of the ancient times when yogis and sages practiced and lived in harmony

with their environment.

In ancient times, yoga was taught and practiced outdoors perhaps beneath a tree without yoga mats

which would have been made of straw. Expanded consciousness which we gain through yoga leads

us back to the connection with our surroundings and helps us in maintaining the connection

between the inner world and outer world through which we can maintain this connection between

our daily lives.


Purity of the body, mind, lifestyle, and breathing leads to greater health. A stronger mind and body

is the result of discipline and purity which we maintain through exercise. When we even out our

thinking, mind, and speech we bring orderliness to our life, by clearing the ways for energy to flow

through you.

As a part of the environment and the flow of energy, plants can aid in the purity of maintaining our

yoga environment. Possibly not in the metaphysical standpoint but also in the real-world as plants

are scientifically proven for purifying the air and maintaining pure environment.

Visibly calm

Nature awakens our senses. When we practice yoga in natural space, our eyes can see natural

colors, our ears can listen to birds chirping, and we absorb sunshine, instead of stuck into a blue

screen all the time. Waking up early, going to the park for practice is not everyone’s cup of tea. Good

news for you, plants can give you a joy of calm and peaceful sight in the room as well. Plants bring

you close to nature rather than presenting the shape, clutter, scent, and purpose. You may also keep

a calming color on the wall to bring a sense of peace which encourages you to exercise. Try to make

your room as natural looking as you can. The faint scent of greenery and potting soil will bring

purity and calmness in your life. The fresh air you breathe while exercising will keep you energized

and enrich your life both physically and visibly. So don’t forget to add plants to your yoga


Kick-start your lungs

You may not know that our lungs have six litres of air capacity. When you practice yoga in the green

space, it ensures a better quality of oxygen, which, helps in breaking down toxins, and pollutants

that have been accumulated in your alveoli. When we breathe in and out in the open air, it improves

the functioning of our heart and lungs.

Vitamin D: our daily dose of calcium

Vitamin D is essential for healthier bones. In many countries, for example, in the USA, people have a

low level of vitamin D as the result of the limited number of exposure to the sun. You may be

surprised to know that lack of vitamin D in the body leads to an array of health hazards like

depression, cardiac arrest, and cancer. You must start practicing yoga in the open space to fill the

daily dose of your Vitamin quota.

Improves listening and concentrating abilities

Studios or home cannot compete with nature when it comes to serenity. The soulful music playing

in the background is far from the real sound of the nature. When you perform yoga in the natural

space, it helps in improving listening skills as we’re far away from irritating car honks and other

noises. We can build a connection within us without any distraction.

Outdoor yoga is intense

When we practice yoga outdoors, it needs a high level of concentration because of the uneven

terrain. This helps us sync with our environment to enhance the intensity of the practice. You may

embrace the elements of nature like sand, sun, wind, and water. For example, warmth of the sun

helps our muscles to be more flexible.

No need to fight for floor space

Yoga studios are gaining popularity in the cities day by day, and we can find the mad rush to these

studios. When you practice yoga out in the open space, you no longer need to adjust your poses in a

smaller space. You can execute your poses without squeezing because there’s ample space.

Emotional cleanliness

Practicing yoga in the open space helps you resonate with your surroundings. When you put your

foot on the ground, it helps in matching the frequency with the surroundings. It also makes your

heart more receptive and syncs the rhythm of your heartbeat with the environment. When your

heart is sync with your soul after this process, emotions arise and help in lightening your feelings.

This also helps with self-realization and boosts your confidenc

Author Bio :

Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organize 200 hour

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishkesh and Ayurveda Course in Kerala. Manmohan loves writing and

reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas and Trekking in India.


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