There’s nothing quite like practicing yoga in the great outdoors, especially in exotic locations like Costa Rica. Yoga poses are often associated with different elements of nature, so it would only make sense to take up poses that would help you be more grounded and connect with the earth. The following poses will help you clear up space within your mind and body while you’re on your yoga retreat.
Half Moon Pose
The Half Moon Pose is a great way to stretch the body. Once in position, an arm and a leg is rooted down to the earth while the other leg and arm are lifted and extended out. This pose is best achieved transitioning from the Standing Split. Hold the Half Moon pose for at least five deep breaths and then rise up in Tadasana. Repeat this for each side as you see fit.
The Tree Pose is another great yoga pose for the outdoors, especially for beginners. Starting from Mountain Pose, you only have to bend your right knee, place your foot on your left thigh and raise both arms overhead. Hold that pose as you take deep breaths and try to find your balance before bringing both arms and feet down to rest. Then, repeat it on the other side.
High Crescent Lunge
The High Crescent Lunge does a great job of engaging the muscles of your thighs and the torso. With the front foot planted down on the ground and the back foot stretched back, raise up your arms and interlace your thumbs together.