Who says old dogs can’t teach new dogs tricks?
Every year, I set aside the money and time to fly back out to South Bend, Indiana to visit my Dad and his wife, who we affectionately call “Mizz Ann”. In my mind, I was taking the time, money and effort to do this “for them”. But I have to admit, I get a lot more out of the trip than just about anyone.
For one, the air is clear and fresh out here, and they live in a newly built home where it is peaceful, quiet and serene. One of the greatest delights is when a thunderstorm hits, like it did today. There is no more enjoyable symphony than listening to a mid-western thunderstorm!
Dad and Mizz Ann also have a wonderful screened-in porch behind the house — the perfect place to pratice yoga! Check out photos below of the porch:
It’s the perfect little place for 1 person to practice yoga. And the open screens make you feel totally immersed in nature. I practiced without my ipod music, instead opting to let all the birds, pattering rain, rumbling thunder and soft breezes provide a soundtrack to a wonderful and focused practice. Listen to a little sound sample here of what I was hearing, which included the distinct, sing-song coo of a morning dove. (Note: headphones will probably allow for the best listening experience).
The best part by far was Savasana at the end, and slowly opening my eyes to stare up into their lovely, wooded backyard: