My latest Active Yogi post features some modifications of yoga asanas that feel especially great mid- or post-hike.
My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend in the Smoky Mountains, much of it doing the yoga of hiking. Hiking in the mountains puts you fully in the moment and primes you for connection—for the recognition of how much we share with our world, self and Self. Outside, it’s easy to connect with the fresh air, spectacular views, and your companions, with the birds and snakes and frogs (happily, this trip, not directly with the bears). Moving over uneven trail puts really narrows your focus to each step. Think too far ahead or get distracted and you may lose your balance. Best of all, there’s no cell signal to speak of!