Yoga on the Lake: The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

Yoga on a CDA Cruise boat

There’s something about being near the water that just seems to make exercise feel better. Maybe it’s the fresh air, or maybe it’s the sound of the waves, but there’s no doubt that doing yoga outdoors is a wonderful experience. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the benefits of outdoor yoga and why you should consider giving it a try!

Outdoor Exercise Is A Natural Antidepressant

When it comes to doing yoga or any other exercise in an outside setting,  one of the most wonderful benefits is that it can serve as a natural antidepressant.  Studies have shown that being in nature can help to improve your mood and reduce stress levels. If you’re feeling down, getting outside for a yoga session may be just what you need to turn things around!

Deepened Meditation

Meditation is a key part of yoga, and it can be easier to achieve a deeper meditative state when you’re surrounded by nature. The sounds of the waves and the fresh air can help to clear your mind and allow you to focus inward. If you’ve been struggling to find a good meditation practice, doing yoga out on the lake may be the answer!

Yoga On The Lake Improves Breathing Techniques

Another great benefit of outdoor yoga is that it can help to improve your breathing techniques. The fresh air and deep breaths that are required in yoga can help to cleanse your lungs and improve your overall respiratory health.

Breathing in yoga is important because it helps to control the nervous system, which in turn can help to improve focus and concentration.

Additionally, performing yoga on the lake with the fresh air, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, can be a great way to help ease some of your symptoms!

Calming Outdoor Scenery

Yoga is all about having a fun rewarding exercise experience, and what better way to reward yourself than by soaking in the sun on the lake? The outdoor scenery offered by doing yoga on the lake can help to ease your mind and improve your yoga practice.

Plus, the beauty of nature can be a great motivator to keep coming back to your yoga mat!

Where And How To Do Yoga On The Lake

Now that we’ve had a chance to explore some of the benefits of outdoor yoga, you may be wondering where and how to get started. If you are looking for a place to do yoga on Lake Coeur d’Alene, there are a few ways to go about it. Take a yoga cruise, or try out yoga on a paddle board.

Yoga and Mimosas Cruise

Join us for a 90-minute yoga lake cruise featuring a 45-minute class on the water paired with delicious mimosas! This is a great way to start your day and enjoy the beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Classes are held every Thursday.

Paddle Board Yoga

If you’re comfortable enough to try out yoga on a paddle board with the extra balance required, then what are you waiting for, get out on the lake and experience all these great benefits of lake yoga!