Practicing yoga outdoors allows you to connect and absorb the energy of the land you are on, which often creates an instant sense of peace and transformation. Feeling the breeze of the wind on your skin, the warm rays of the sun on your face and the sounds of tweeting birds, truly brings back to the present moment. At that moment nothing else matters except the here and now. All your worries dissolve away and you return to a sense of feeling whole, connected and blissful. Throughout my travels, while hiking in steep mountains, swimming in vast blue seas and lagoons and walking through sandy deserts, I took the time to stop and practice yoga.