One of the most widely cited reasons our community asked for Namaste Yoga on iTunes was to be able to take their favorite sequences with them as they travel. It seems only natural that one of our #namasteNewViews would be taken on vacation! A completely vacation-worthy mix, Linda T.-B. suggested pairing Seated Twist and Half Moon for the 'not-your-house' post.
Especially when existing as a guest in a friend or loved one's home, it is nice to be able to find an out-of the way locale to practice. A spacious deck or front porch might be the ideal space! Travel, while exciting and fun, can often be draining. A sequence like Seated Twist is sure to restore some grounded Earth energy to your system. Breathe deeply as you enjoy the finer details of this unchartered territory. Perhaps you will gain insights about your host as you notice their choice of decor or horticultural selections. Another benefit of this sequence is in the simplicity of the poses: your hosts aren't likely to peek out at and see you tumble on your nose as they might if you were practicing crane balance!
Moving into Half Moon will bring your energy level up and allow you to really stretch and expand through your entire body. If you have spent hours traveling to get to your destination, this sequence is sure to allow you to work out a few more kinks! As this is also our free preview episode, you can also access it on our website should you find your device is simply too full to download another episode or you want to skip the download process and get right to work on your mat. By combining a grounding sequence with an energizing one, you're sure to feel refreshed and ready for your next vacation adventure.
Enjoy your time away, and be sure to share your #namasteNewViews with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We're awaiting your photos, and will give away a Namaste Travel Yoga mat at random at the end of the week.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Heather Gregory is an avid Namaste yogini and has been practicing the sequences nearly every day for nearly four years. Her favourite part of Namaste is the opportunity it affords to find her calm, collected center and carry that forward through each day. We enlisted Heather to share her #namasteNewViews as she explores the practice with our iTunes downloads, and blog about her experiences. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org