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salutation nation 2010 – take your mat outside

Imagine rolling out your mat in a nearby field, beach, or park and beginning to flow through sun salutations led by your community’s most inspiring instructors. As you move into your third downward dog of the morning, you suddenly feel the energy of thousands of bodies moving and breathing with you. Your breath deepens, your body lengthens, and your mind calms, feeding off the palpable energy surrounding you. A gentle breeze cools your shoulders and the corners of your mouth turn up as you smile to greet the mid-morning sun.

guerilla yoga 101

As sand squidged between my toes, I made my way into downward dog and caught a great upside-down view of English Bay. Around me friends and brand-new friends let their city stresses go as we laughed off the weather and pointed our toes up into the sky for three-legged dog. Somewhere to my left a flash went off – just a Swedish author, working on a book about Vancouver culture, taking a picture. Welcome to guerilla yoga.