At the end of a yoga class, our instructor always tells us to come out of Savasana (corpse pose) by placing our left palm on mother earth to push ourselves into a seated position. While we appreciate the yogi's effort, it sort of kills the mood when we realize that mother earth is the hardwood gym room floor at the downtown Phoenix YMCA.
Oh well. That's urban life for ya.
Escape the city and rebuild your relationship with the outdoors during Yoga Connect in Nature at Usery Mountain Regional Parks Nature Center. Join Inner Vision Yoga and meet other spiritually fit folks out in the desert for a more authentic yoga practice. Rock your downward facing dogs right in the dirt, and instead of aiming your sun salutation at the wall's mirror, you can aim it at, well, the sun. How novel.