by Laura Hand The most profound shift in my yoga practice started on a beach in Japan. It was a Saturday morning; it took three trains and a bus to get there. I was there for a yoga class where the mats were laid out overlooking the water. During the opening meditation, I could hear the familiar beach sounds: waves crashing, tiny voices in laughter, squawking birds. After several moments in stillness, we started to flow. Read the full article on Elephant Journal.