It's 2017, and we’re boxed in. We live our lives indoors, online, and enclosed in the false fluorescent lights of offices, boardrooms, and yoga studios. For anything to grow, it must have sunlight—and this is especially relevant to our lives and our yoga practice.
It’s funny, really, because we were never meant to be boxed in; we were born free. So why are we happy to carry on indoors?
The answer is simple: We are biologically wired to seek shelter, and from an evolutionary standpoint, we feel safe inside and like we're in danger when we're outside. While this made sense for our ancestors, spending time outdoors is important too, especially because the outcome of an indoor yoga practice is always at least somewhat predictable. No matter how amazing your practice is, you’re still boxed in with a defined set of parameters. As humans, these boxes are comfortable and safe; they give us certainty and sanity. Studios are defined by their limits. But as humans, we should not be.