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)