Back in Richmond, Josh and I really enjoyed doing outdoor classes with Project Yoga Richmond. We both found yoga to be a valuable tool to fight anxiety. I even attended a class while I was 36 weeks pregnant with Caleb! It was hot and humid, but it became something that meant a lot to us.
When Josh found out that Boise State University was hosting a “Yoga on the Blue” event, we knew we had to go. Funny enough, one of our friends had recently visited the area just to see BSU’s famous blue turf!
Down with the Blue
We’d never been inside Albertsons Stadium before and we were impressed by its size. I’ll admit that I had to fit some of my OCD symptoms since being out on the ground was triggering. Fortunately, it’s a very well-maintained property, so it was fun to roll out our mats at the 50-yard line and stretch it out with a diverse crowd.
The event was free for students, and we thought the $10 general admission fee was fair. This was such a unique experience that, for the first few minutes, we had to really focus and stop just looking around. Not a lot of people get an on-field view at a stadium like this!
Even though it’s the end of April, the weather was pretty nice today. Sure, it could have been warmer, but the sun is so strong in Idaho. By the time we got into our flow, the cool breeze felt really nice. It was a natural way to beat anxiety and to strengthen our bodies.
Overall, doing yoga on the blue turf was a lot of fun. We’re definitely going to keep an eye out for other opportunities to take our practice outside. Yoga is always great, but that open air feels so freeing!