If you’re reading this, chances are you love gardening. From carefully planning and planting in the spring, to munching on herbs throughout the summer — and, let’s face it, many of us will admit to the sense of satisfaction that can only come from a good weeding — gardening brings joy to the lives of many. With all that we get to tending to a garden — fresh air, sense of place, a connection with nature — getting our hands dirty can be hard on the body. Many of us suffer from the soreness and stiffness associated with repetitive movements and simply leaning over flower beds or garden rows.
As we tend to the earth, we often forget to tend to ourselves.
Yoga is a great way to strengthen and stretch muscles, while bringing focus to the breath, body and the present moment. Gardening, too, is something of a “moving meditation” — gardening and yoga may just have more in common than you might think.
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Article originally published on shelmerdine.com — go check it out!