My absolute favorite part of the weather warming up is the opportunity to take my yoga practice outdoors and soak in all the Vitamin D. Doing sun salutations beneath the literal sun feels absolutely incredible and breathing in the fresh, warm air surrounding me. It makes me feel connected with nature in the most lovely way. However, if you've never taken your own mat out in the open, you might be wondering how to do yoga outside without getting profusely sweaty and sunburnt AF, or even worse: getting awkward, judgmental stares from people strolling past your makeshift outdoor studio.
I totally understand the concerns that come with transitioning outdoors; I used to be totally apprehensive about it, too. But I can assure you that the soul-nourishing benefits of flowing outside completely outweigh the potential drawbacks. In Sanskrit, yoga means union, and the unity that you'll feel when you connect with nature's beauty and intertwine yourself with all living beings will elevate your practice to a level that's simply unachievable indoors.
There will inevitably be bumps in the road during your outdoor flow, but here are six tips on how to stay super comfortable and focused when you decide to take your yoga practice outside.