If how you start your day is any indication of how the rest of it will go, it makes sense to begin with a good stretch, a scenic view and maybe some positive self-talk.
And with Mother Nature being as accommodating as the brown-nosing concierge at a high-end hotel, get your morning dose of happy on Munjoy Hill.
There's pay-what-you-can yoga and qigong on the Eastern Prom, courtesy of the Awake Collective.
Let the grass be your mat and the sun be your overhead lights.
On second though, bring a mat or blanket. That dewy grass is slippery and sticks to everything.
There's only a week left in the am-yoga schedule. And Thursdays with Keita are ideal for beginners.
I have the stretching capacity of a brick, so the gentle yoga session suited my abilities. My only trouble had to do with the sun - you know, being so pretty and distracting at all.
Meet at the corner of Quebec Street and Eastern Prom, Portland. Pay by donation.
FMI: 841-6510 or www.theawakecollective.com
Aug 27: 7 am: gentle yoga with Keita
Aug 28: 7 am: qigong with Ann
Aug 29: 9 am: integrative fitness with Becca
Aug 31: 7 am: embodied yoga with Deb