Yoga Gran Canaria
We feel very lucky to practice yoga gran canaria feeling like home. A small island in the middle of the Atlantic. It belongs to Europe but geographically linked to Africa, with a strong latin American influence. A powerful mix that makes this corner of the planet, a magic place to visit.
BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR YOGA
Practicing yoga gran canaria brings you so many possibilities to bring your practice outdoors. In the Canary Islands we enjoy of a warm spring all year round. It bring us the possibility to practice yoga with the most stunning views and with a soft breeze caressing your skin. In our yoga canary islands holidays and retreats, we will discover you how the great benefits of practicing yoga with Nature as your companion. As Einstein said:
"Look deep into Nature and then you will understand everything better."
One of the advantages of being in love with yoga is that you can practice it everywhere. Furthermore, some researches actually pointed to how yoga classes in the wild enhance your practice in a completely different way than at the yoga studio las palmas. A recent Swedish study found viewing nature, increased inner relaxation and internal focus. You can then start to deduce how it can positively affect your yoga practice. “It makes sense to practice inside during inclement weather,” says Amos Clifford, director of the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy. “But, when did we forget to take our practice outside on a glorious day?”
Yoga Gran Canaria has 360 glorious days a year. So why should we stay inside?
“Nature connects us to our roots,” says Dr. Matthew Baral, who led the This Is Your Brain On Nature lecture at the Sedona Yoga Festival. “The grass, the ocean, the trees are all part of our primeval world. It is where we feel most at home.” (source: Yoga Journal). Now you can start imagining how practicing yoga canary islands outdoors can bring us the best of the experiences. And here we want to explain to you why.
REFILL DRAINED ENERGY
Our body has had a long-term evolution. It has kept some of the most primeval instincts from when we were part of hunter-gatherers communities. Our nervous system evolved in a way that reacts to stress with energy blowouts. When we are outdoors, our brain receives signals of being in our native environment. It adjusts to stay sharp. That is why when we spend time in Nature, our sensations of strength and vitality increase, according to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. And this special energy of being outdoors is what nourishes our yoga gran canaria outdoor practices.
When you leave your comfort zone, all of your senses wake up. It activates those parts of your brain that make you more present. The vibrancy of the fresh air will make it easier to concentrate in your breath during yoga gran canaria outdoor practices. You will get to know your movement and breathing works from another perspective.
Moreover, researchers at the University of Southern California found that looking at beautiful scenery releases endorphins, which make us feel good and happy. Touching the grass or the sand in our yoga Las Palmas lessons will stimulate your senses. It will arise your state of consciousness and bring you directly to your present moment. Combining the consistency of a yoga studio gives with empowering yoga outdoors practices, is the best thing we can offer you in our yoga retreat spain.
You have been practicing in the same environment for weeks, months, maybe years. It is easy to find yourself confident and secure when you know what to expect from the safe surrounding of a yoga studio. But you can trust in your own practice and capacity to stay present in all sorts of conditions and step out of your comfort zone. In our yoga gran canaria outdoor lessons our voice will be the guide that makes you feel like home. The rhythm of Nature will bring you to the most soft of the dances. In our yoga canary islands lessons you will feel secure enough to open a gateway to an entirely new interpretation of your yoga practice. Imagine the bliss of sun salutations watching the sunset. Try to sense already the vivacity of a tree pose while focusing on the ocean. As Clifford says:
“Your body is a research instrument. Learn how to use it.”
BOOST YOUR MEDITATION
Scientists have already proved that meditation on a daily basis reduce the amygdala. This is the part of the brain that manages the fight-or-flight response. Also, field studies published in Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine, show that people who have a daily connection with Nature have lower concentration of cortisol, the stress hormone. As Clifford explains, Buddha wasn’t in a meditation hall. He was in the forest.
Yoga gran canaria lessons outdoors are the perfect combination of both. Feel how you melt with Nature. You will never be closer to feel one with the Universe.