Nature gets me.
In a world filled with fast-paced apps, urban jungles, quick fashion, and competitive people, it is more than just a little refreshing to step outside and feel the earth between your toes. Now don’t get me wrong—urban jungles are amazing. Technology is constantly getting better and better, and who doesn’t love a good shopping trip? But taking a few moments every day to leave all of it and get one with the natural world is important. Actually, it’s vital.
For a long time, I ignored nature’s calling, instead focusing on working as much as possible and staying closeted in my house at night. I became lethargic, lonely, and depressed. I could literally feel my body rebelling against me. It didn’t hit me at the time, but every time it rained I’d sit by the window and watch it, and every sunset I’d appreciate through the windows of my car. I knew I needed more of nature, but I seemed to be too busy to give myself the time to get out in it.
And then I went to Florida for a vacation with my family. For seven days, we literally spent as much time as we possibly could right on the beach, digging ourselves into the sand and waves. It shocked me, how much my body needed the space and time to breathe into nature. I didn’t realize how bad I was craving it. No phones, no laptops, little outside world for seven days . . . I didn’t want to leave when the time came. And I realized that I needed a change in my life. It was time to step outside more and step inside a little less. When my husband and I moved to Salt Lake City, we decided to open up a yoga studio—and not just any studio. We wanted to give everyone the same opportunity that I realized I needed—so we created Mountain Yoga.
Once a week we go up into the mountains to hike, play around, and practice yoga. We invite you to join us on Sunday to leave the busy world behind and find the space to breathe in nature. You and I both know we need it. Desperately.
When we get lost in mother earth, we end up finding our true selves. Let your adventurous side come play with yoga—outside and surrounded by aspens, lake, dirt, and flowers. Breathe in fresh air and start your week off the way it was meant to be.
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