START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Your Garden Can Teach You Yoga

  • 1 of 5
Your Garden Can Teach You Yoga

“It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, that gives birth to imagination.” –Henry David Thoreau

It came to me while working in the garden how similar the lessons I learn here are to my practice of yoga. That can include, but not limited to, the physical actions of bending over, squatting down, lifting heavy objects (in yoga that would be my own body weight) and twisting around to grab the plant cutters. All those physical exertions come into play in the course of planting, weeding, harvesting and restoring. As my body goes through a series of postures when gardening it is my mind that also reaps the benefits of being in nature.

  • 1 of 5

Read more: Blogs, Environment, Health, Mental Wellness, Nature, Nature & Wildlife, Rejuvenate your Body with Delia Quigley, Yoga, , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


+ add your own
3:39PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

i love nature, i love to hear birdsong and the buzz of the bees and to c the flutter of the butterflys. I love my garden

1:39AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011


1:32AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011


3:53PM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

"Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us." --Wolfgang von Geothe and yoga is a perfect partner in this dance!

3:45AM PDT on Aug 8, 2011


7:58PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011


6:12PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

There is much you can learn from the plants and nature. However I have never put my yoga and my gardening together quite to that intensity. That all just changed. My gardening will take on a new feeling now. Thanks for the connections lesson.

5:43AM PDT on Aug 7, 2011


7:07AM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

wow! I like this article. I do like gardening and thanks for detail elaboration of the gardening benefit, thumbs up for you

10:47PM PDT on Aug 5, 2011

Nice ideas, good lessons and wonderfully written. Thank you.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Good info to keep in mind!

Six days ago we had Are Your Children Prepared for Natural Disasters? Couldn’t his have been i…

Thanks for a helpful article!

Have to agree with all these points. Thanks for the post.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!