If you’re the kind of person who loves yoga, then you’ve probably been intrigued with the idea of taking your practice outside. Somewhere you can connect with the earth and gaze up into the universe. Somewhere the air is clean and warm enough so you can reach deep into each yoga pose. Somewhere like Arizona.
Energy flows where intention goes. Create your day! (unknown)
Fitmark Ambassador Jenna Dillard, an advanced yogi, often takes to the hills with her family in tow. So we sent her one of our new Yoga Me Backpacks to try out the next time she went on one of her excursions:
I’m loving my new Yoga Me Backpack! It’s perfect for hiking and all our little adventures!
Lightweight and unbelievably comfortable to wear, this bag shares the same sleek finish as the Velocity Backpack, and is designed for the yogi who loves to get out and about, wherever that might be.
As a full-time mom and full-time nursing student, I look for function and convenience. This backpack has both! I’m able to take it up trails on the mountain with my yoga mat and all my extras, or take it with me to my kids’ swim meets when I’m trying to pack all my stuff and theirs into something that I can easily throw on my back. It’s not bulky and has nice pockets for a water bottle, phone, Chapstick and my keys!
As a kid, Jenna was into gymnastics and super active. Just two years ago she discovered yoga and she says that it changed her life. Combined with a fitness regimen that includes weight lifting and calisthenics, Jenna finds she is able to perform at her max potential and really tune into her yoga practice. She says:
Being upside down has always been calming and comfortable for me. Now that I am able to hang out there for a while, it allows me to really focus my thoughts.
Getting out into nature with so much wide open space and solitude is a great place to still your mind and listen to your thoughts. For Jenna, some of these thoughts include inspirational quotes like, “A flower doesn’t think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms.” And some of these thoughts spring from deep inside:
My progress and my regressions are my own. Comparing myself to other yogis, athletes, nursing students, moms or other women in general has no benefit to me whatsoever! This is a reminder to myself and anyone else that may need this powerful thought today.
We knew the Yoga Me Backpack would be as perfect for Jenna, as she is for it! If you’re an urban warrior with a wanderlust spirit, then check it out for yourselves.
Sport Your Lifestyle
The Fitmark Team