Off the Mat & Into the world

Have you ever heard of the yoga high? It’s that euphoric feeling you get after a beautiful practice. Pure relaxation. Pure release. Pure bliss.

The Day 6 of the #mindbodyyogachallenge brought that concept out and about, into your everyday life (or at least that was the concept). If the focus and calm you feel on the mat can be carried into your everyday life, wouldn’t that be fabulous!?

North Table Mountain Tree Pose
North Table Mountain Tree Pose

The concept was introduced by Cam & Sarah, two people who are truly living the off the mat lifestyle, literally! They’re creating a book that captures yogis around the world, asking them what yoga means to them. It’s a pretty rad idea, and they’re pretty rad, so borrowed their mission for the Day 6 challenge.

North Table Mountain Crow Pose
North Table Mountain Crow Pose

Mike and I ended up heading to North Table Mountain this morning to hike with our furry babies. There’s something about being in nature, the cold air, beautiful scenery, the quiet the peace it affords. With this off the mat theme, we climbed the switch backs, up the beautiful mountain, stopping along the way to pose amongst the rocks. It was a glorious way to start the day, to start any day, really. With that peace, that elevated feeling you get from being amongst the beauty of this landscape.

Off the Mat & Into the World
Off the Mat & Into the World

I try my damnedest to have this feeling more often than not. Try to carry it with me wherever I go, whatever I do. Off the mat…and into the world!

 

Happy Off the Mat-ing!

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