Over the summer I spend a good amount of time out of the city, especially on the weekends. However that means I don't get to enjoy my gym on those days. To solve this little dilemma I have started to record yoga sessions and practice on my own and or with friends:) we set up shop by the pool, and the atmosphere is pure peace, it's nice to not be in a crowded NYC studio for a change. It would be beneficial to buy yoga mats, a towel is not sticky enough and it makes it difficult to hold and deepen the pose. I did invest in these Nike shoes. They helped a good amount to keep your feet grounded. For next summer I will add a handful of mats to my fitness collection for backyard yoga.