Early on a Friday morning last week, the clouds hung in the air, thick with the hint of a lingering shower. It’s July in Luang Prabang, and by normal standards, the rainy season should be in full swing. Much to the surprise of locals and travelers alike, it has been unseasonably dry. On this particular Friday however, it looked like the skies might finally open up.
On Utopia’s outdoor deck, the air was thick, but the clouds provided shelter from the sun, which rises from across the Nam Khan River, often shining its rays on early morning yogis. Despite the threatening clouds, three people showed up, ready to start off their day right.
As we flowed through our Vinyasa sequences, so did tiny little raindrops, which we accepted as Mother Nature’s nectar, cooling and soothing. Whenever the sun could, it poked its rays through gaps in the clouds, nourishing and energizing. The wind swept over our bodies, carrying with it our sweat, cleansing and detoxifying. When nature joins in to complete a yoga practice, you know that you and it are one.
Photographs in this blog post were taken by FancyTravel. Check out a video of our class, put together by FancyTravel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIb-jtAdzoU&feature=share
Blog post by Julie (juliehana.com)
7/13/2012 10:09:48 pm
Wasn't it that morning that the rainbow appeared? Or was that on another day? Nice writing though, keep it up.
7/14/2012 09:09:25 am
Lovely post Julie...if you're students want to continue their Laos experience when they get back to rainy london, they should come to my class in London Bridge. Tania x www.taniayogini.com
7/14/2012 12:12:55 pm
Great idea Tania!
LUANG PRABANG YOGA
12/5/2013 11:42:15 am
Hi there Lotus. For this weekend, classes are canceled because we have a weekend workshop series instead. The workshop will take place from this Friday evening until Sunday. Regular classes resume on Monday morning. If you would like to join the workshop, please have a look at our workshops and events page. Regarding mats, unfortunately, Luang Prabang is not the place to find yoga mats. There is a store that sells mats, however, they are not very convenient for traveling. Regards.
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