Posted by: eveyoga | November 12, 2011

A Walk on the Wild Side

If you read “Yoga Suits Her” for inspiration, I hope I’m not letting you down by saying there was no yoga practice happening for me today.

This is because yesterday Daniel and I headed off for Barrington Tops National Park and here I am – with miracle of WiFi in our lodging – still connected to you.

I’ve heard about this part of the world ever since I moved to Australia from the US 35 years ago, so it’s a thrill to be here for the first time. The Park is part of the Barrington Tops Area of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. The stunning mountain ranges of this park are formed from sedimentary rock estimated to be 300 – 400 million years old, said to be well before Australia separated from Gondwanaland.

It’s such a privilege to have access to this pristine region which tells you its story as you walk through the environment. Unique flora and fauna speak of adaptations to a climate that has created features as varied as alpine meadows and mossy swamps.

As I walked through the bush yesterday and today, I felt gratitude for: 1) the successful hip surgery I underwent last year that lets me enjoy an active life again, and 2) the incredible beauty of our Australian national and state parks, some of them maintained these days in collaboration with the indigenous original owners.

Under threat of global warming, and the recent news that the world output of CO rose 6% last year, the biggest increase on record, it makes me wonder if the next generations will get to enjoy the physical beauty of this country and the easy way of life we almost take for granted.

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