I love practicing yoga in the park as much as on the top of the alps!
Surrounded by nature! The feel of openness, the breeze, the trees all around are such great inspiration for being! The grassy uneven ground may be a bit of a challenge at times but no matter! Often, when I teach, I start the practice with a moment of silent meditation listening to the singing bowl. I encourage listening to everything all around, as far away as you can hear and as close as you can hear. From the sounds of construction far, far away, to the children nearby in the playground, even as close as the beating of your own heart. Somehow this deep listening makes the fabric of the present moment more tangible, I become enveloped in these sounds like a blanket of now. Each sound unfolding and revealing the next moment of now. In this way I develop a physical sense-oriented experience of the present moment and the sound is always evolving, changing. This focus that can be developed through the practice. Listening to the music and accepting all the sounds as good, beautiful and true because they are part of what is!
Heres a brief clip of a class at Highland Park