Happy Earth Day, Fellow Humans!
I meant to get this posted up earlier but – alas – I did not… I was out and about enjoying Earth Day! I hope that each of you have had a lovely and wonderful Earth Day holiday and that you have been able to honor Mother Nature in your own way.
I’ve already had my tangent on Global Warming so, even though this might be an appropriate occasion on which to elaborate further, I will not. You can Google “Earth Day” and get all manner of hits for that sort of thing. No, instead I will tell you a bit of what I did today on Earth Day and then give you a pictorial of what Earth Day means in my neck of the woods.
My good friend Sarah over at Looking For Me… asked in a post the other day if anyone ever practiced yoga outside. In all of my yoga practicing, I haven’t. I’ve always thought about it and every one of the pictures of yogis in beautiful poses that I admire most are taken in practices outside. So, I’m not sure why I’ve never practiced outside. Sometime in the middle of the night last night, I awoke and remembered that today would be Earth Day and, in that same moment, decided to celebrate with a nice yoga practice – you guessed it – outside. Which is just what I did.
It was delightful…
My Mother took this photo and didn’t zoom in but I like it anyway. I’m in child’s pose and it looks like I’m bowing to the world around me which, for Earth Day, would be appropriate, I think.
Yoga outside was so much more refreshing than yoga done inside; the difference is astounding. The difference in breath is amazing, the content and quality of breath is so much better. And the warm breeze that was dancing around me the entire time was so spiritual, so moving, it added so much to my practice. The sun on my face, the sound of the windchimes chiming, the birds singing, the scent of the freshly cut grass… Mmmmmm… nothing else like it, I’m convinced. Savasana was especially remarkable, even moreso than normal and it is normally wonderful! So, Sarah, I’ve investigated and I highly recommend it.
The outdoor yoga practice was definitely the highlight of my day. It has been fairly normal since then. Yesterday, however, I did get outside to take some photos. This, therefore, is what represents Earth Day in my neck of the woods.
Delali had a great Earth Day too. She got to go outside while I was practicing yoga and she LOVED that. She sniffed around all over the place and finally found a nice, bright spot and sunned herself.
After her long jaunt outside, she was very tired and very dirty so she took a long bath followed by an even longer nap. She is a lady of leisure, to be sure.
Special Earth Day wishes to J and Friend who are soaking up rays in an extraordinary paradise, down in sunny Florida. Thanks for taking time from your leisure to send these amazing photos.
Beautiful… What better note to end on? Happy Earth Day, Blog Friends.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage