Each season offers the opportunity to align ourselves with the natural rhythms of nature. Because of the warmer temperatures and longer days many people really love practising yoga in the summer.
What does Summer mean to you? For some, it’s the perfect time for a well-earned break. For others, it’s an opportunity to travel or discover a new hobby. A yoga class is the perfect start to a summer’s day, whether you plan on relaxing in the garden or jumping on a plane.
Yoga is great at destressing the mind and body, which makes it perfect for combatting any anxiety you may have about travelling. And if you find it difficult to switch out of work mode, a daily yoga class will help you recalibrate and really make the most of your holiday.
Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned yogi or yogini, there are many benefits to practising yoga throughout the warmer months. Here are a few of our favourites:
1. ENJOY QUIETER CLASSES
In the cooler months yoga studios are usually packed in the evenings, but in the summer, uplifted by the longer days, people have more flexibility over when they practice. This means when you practise yoga in the summer, you’ll enjoy quieter, more tranquil classes. You’ll often get more personalised tuition and attention from the teacher, and you’ll have fewer distractions to deal with.
2. DEEPEN FLEXIBILITY
In summer, the heat often makes our bodies more flexible and our muscles more compliant, making it easier to achieve deeper stretches. With the summer heat, you will find it easier to warm up in preparation for the yoga poses that require greater flexibility.
3. BALANCE MIND & BODY
When you practise yoga, you are constantly working on both the mind and body. To progress, it’s important to have both in balance. In the summer, it’s even easier to practise, as you may feel more relaxed physically and find it easier to calm and focus your mind.
4. MAXIMISE SEASONAL NUTRITION
Summer is the season of fresh produce, which makes it much easier to start making those deliciously healthy smoothies, juices, and salads again. When your body begins to enjoy greater feelings of health, vitality, radiance and strength, re-committing to your yoga practice will be much easier. You can even use seasonal ingredients to make refreshments for your yoga classes, maximising health, mood, and time management while focusing on vibrant health and well-being.
5. EXPLORE NEW ROUTINES
In the summer, you will generally have more opportunities to explore your fitness routines. In your yoga practice, this is the perfect time to explore what works best for you and what doesn’t. You can take this opportunity to reshape your fitness routine in a way that fits with your body’s needs and your personal preferences.
6. ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS
If you love nature, summer is the best time to practise yoga. Go outside and practise under a tree or by a lake. Take advantage of the sun and draw strength from its warmth and energy while moving through your yoga routine.
7. LET GO OF STRESS
Yoga is an excellent release from the stress of being busy. It’s a great way to let go of the tension in the muscles and joints. A hot summer’s day is the perfect time to practise for a few minutes, to clear your mind and body of the stress that gets built up throughout the rest of the year.
8. PRACTICE WHERE YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT
With studio, livestream and on-demand classes, you can practice with PYC wherever you are. Seize the opportunity to mix things up with your yoga practice. Summer is perhaps the most inspiring season of all with long days, bright sunshine, and the chance to take your practice with you – outside or on holiday.
Enjoy Yoga in the Summer with The Power Yoga Co.
Yoga is one of the best activities to try all year round, but it’s even better in the summer when you can relax, focus on well-being and enjoy increased flexibility and vitality.
The Power Yoga Company has classes running in London throughout the year. Book a yoga class with one of the city’s leading yoga studios and start your journey today!