Some observations from practising yoga in different ports along the way:
- From a hidden corner, doing dog pose and watching people walking when I was inverted.. Viewed upside-down the walkers looked sproingy and bouncy at the knees, like they were meandering on rubbery legs.
- Doing yoga outside sometimes made it hard to focus... more than once, so many different beautiful things to distract my gaze. I didn’t want to be detached from the landscape so let my discipline wander.
- Balancing poses were tricky when facing water - shimmering reflections, calm surfaces or wavy surfaces made it tricky to find a focal point.
- Had some amazing experiences in savasana (corpse pose). One day I actually felt my consciousness expanding and rising with the wind into the trees above me. On another day I was lying on the dock and got the heebie-jeebies: first imagining spiders crawling and then maggots creeping into my flesh (ended that session early!). I preferred the feeling of expanding consciousness!
savasana illustration credit