“Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. It guides me into the present, opens my heart and brings me home.” 

While I was away in Scotland with friends, family and wedding celebrations, it felt like home.

The rocks and earth, air and breeze, salt and sea, trees and flowers, lochs and rivers…. all fill me with deep joy and contentment. I didn’t do my regular yoga practice, but spent time being present to what was unfolding around me and within me.

Enjoy these moments with me.

The old bridge and falls at Invermoriston
Downward facing rock
Balancing cairns at Portavadie
Balancing reverse warrior 
Smell the roses 
Hug a tree

Scottish Tree Pose

Be the tree 

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

40 comments on “Yoga Coming Home

  1. Enjoying it all Val!

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  2. I love your explanation of yoga. The photos are wonderful especially how you tied them to Yoga poses. 🙂 It looks so beautiful.

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  3. You fit well with nature. Lovely photos

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  4. Beautiful pictures, Val! I love your downward facing rock! 😉 The landscape there is stunning. So glad you enjoyed your home with some great yoga poses! 🙏🏻

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  5. Welcome home Val! Such beautiful poses in nature! And what a beautiful part of the world. Connecting in this way always balances our energy. Thanks for sharing 🌻🍀🍁🍀

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  6. It is a beautiful country Val. Ancient energy for the soul especially in those tree’s 😀

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  7. That definitely defines “one with nature”

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  8. Love this. Love the photos! 💗

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  9. Lovely place to find peace and to practice your yoga Val. Really beautiful surroundings 🙂

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  10. I would like to climb into that first scene with the bridge! GORGEOUS!
    Also loved seeing your modified yoga routine. Happy you had such fun.

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    • Thanks Nancy. I felt moved by the landscape, rocks and rushing rivers that we encountered. So grounded and so alive! Had to include yoga poses for the blog you know 😉

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  11. Sweet photos, Val. Glad you had a wonderful time visiting family, friends and old haunts. ❤

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  12. I love everything about this, Val! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤ I wish I could lay cradled in the roots of that awesome tree…

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  13. So Lovely, Val…it looks like you had a wonderful time!
    I had a chaotic dream the other night, and you were there, bringing order to the chaos.
    It says a lot about your wonderful “middle ground” blog…

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  14. I so enjoyed this time with you, out in the nature of Scotland, Val. You have such good form in your yoga, it is easy to see you would be a great teacher. I love that photo of you in the roots being the tree, your expression is so balanced and relaxed. And that old bridge in the first photo is magnificent, that is a REALLY old bridge, wow. Like the new look of your site, too. Welcome back, and many thanks.

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  15. great photos. we had a chance to visit Edinburgh for a few days last year, and loved it.

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  16. Very nice Val 🙏

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