"Throughout the year, I find myself craving different aspects of nature when it comes to my physical practice as well as my meditation practice. Whether it's a sunset hike in the fall or a yoga practice by the water in the spring, I find that a mindful nod to Mother Nature can be nourishing and often shines a subtle light on what's going on in my life as well as in my body.
So, I'm stoked to share five of my go-to yoga poses for releasing stress, as well as a meditation to help open yourself up to receiving all the varied gifts that nature has to offer. I recommend taking your yoga mat outside to truly connect and get grounded. You can perform these poses as a sequence or on their own as part of your own practice. Just be sure to warm up your spine with a few sun salutations before you begin (and always check with your doctor first if you have any health concerns).