|Western Ischia, Italy|
|Ocean view, Santa Cruz|
|Overlooking the bay of Naples|
|Saluting the morning sun, Provence|
|Sirsasana by the pool, France!|
Watching the waves rise and fall can help remind us of the watery quality of the human body and keep a fluid element weaving through the yoga, big squishy clouds rolling over the sky are a reminder of the softness needed to counterpose the strength, and wildlife (birds, animals, trees and flowers) keep us at one with nature. Often when surrounded by trees, hearing or seeing birds, can inspire lots of the bird balances to pepper the flow, such as Bakasana (Crane) or Garudasana (Eagle).
You don't need to go on holiday, just moving your practice outside (to the garden, park or terrace), or waking up and really looking around and tuning in to what's going on outside can provide fresh inspiration for your practice.