Yoga and Gardening provide the perfect antidote to digital technology. Gardening is also a wonderful activity during our current time at home. Kat Farrants shares some easy yoga moves to help gardeners.
Gardening is the most grounding activity we can do. Connecting to earth, to the seasons, is the ultimate antidote to the stress of modern life and living in such a virtual worlds and in our heads. Gardening and growing our own is the most sustainable, the most yogic activity, aligned with the philosophy of yoga – reducing waste, reducing packaging, plastic, creates wholesome and nutritious food. It’s the best thing that we can be doing with our lockdown time!
But gardening can be hard on the body. Tackling overgrown areas and weeds can cause some pretty nasty back strains, and if we crouch over our gardens, that can cause some back pain. In this short pre and post gardening stretch we’ll be focusing on the hamstrings to release the lower back. We’ll then work on low squats, which are the most natural, safe, way to do your planting and digging, then stretching out the back and side body with side bends and stretches.
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About Kat Farrants:
Movement for Modern Life’s fabulous founder Kat Farrants lives her yoga. Kat’s own yoga practice informs how she develops MFML. Kat wrote this post using inspiration from the small steps she takes to move into a happier, healthier and more sustainable life. Please do join her on this journey and explore with us your happiest, healthiest, most sustainable life.