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Fort Pickens Visit | Yoga Pictures| Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens Visit | Yoga Pictures| Pensacola Beach, Florida

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Fort Pickens in Pensacola Beach, Florida

While visiting Pensacola Beach, Florida recently, my family decided to visit Fort Pickens which is named after Andrew Pickens who fought in the Revolutionary War. The fort is located down a pretty long and winding road as you travel through Pensacola Beach.  The ride in is breathtaking.  I wish would have taken some pictures of the drive-in but there is a strict rule not allowing cars to pull to the side and it’s heavily enforced by the Rangers.

War and Peace

Once we arrived, I was in awe of the fort and all that it represents.  The fort was used in the War of 1812 and later again during the Civil War.  The dichotomy of being in a place of many previous wars offset by the peace that my journey into yoga teacher training is taking me was overwhelming.  So much so that we decided to take a few pictures.  There were hardly any other visitors while we were there and the calm and tranquility were nice.

Fort Pickens and Yoga Pictures

mudra

Mudras are intended to benefit the body and mind.

 

fort-pickens-yoga-picture

Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. ~ Ronald Reagan

 

Yoga-at-fort-pickens

The view from atop of the fort was unbelievable. We could see the entire fort on one side and the ocean on the other.

 

Malasana-squat-yoga-pose

Malasana (or yogi squat) is one of my favorite poses. I always feel a strong sense of calm and focus when I’m in this posture.

Sidenotes:

  • There is a $20 parking fee to enter the Fort and the fee is good for up to 7 days.
  • There is also a large campsite and quite a few beach areas.
  • We were greeted by an actual person upon entrance and he pointed us towards the digital walking tour option.
  • Sometimes live demonstrations are held at Fort Pickens.
  • Bring tons of sunscreen and a hat.  Watch out for ants, they are everywhere.

Check out more of our travels in the blog’s travel section.

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4 Comments

  1. Bob
    October 4, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Those pictures are ?! Much respect to your photographer

  2. October 5, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I love the idea that you’re able to tap into the peacefulness of Fort Pickens and practice yoga at the same time. It’s as though you’re joined in spirit to your surroundings. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. October 6, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Ooo I would love to go camping there. Great photos, looks so peaceful.

  4. October 6, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I love national historic sites, and this is one I didn’t know about. I love the contrast of the bricks and the blue sky.

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