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
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.
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.
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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