7 Effective Ways to Rejuvenate Your Yoga Practice

In yoga (as in most other things in life), it is likely to settle once you feel comfortable.

And this is quite understandable since human nature prefers comfort, predictability, and routine.

However, no matter how devoted you may be to your yoga practice, there will come a time when you will feel going to your yoga class has become a total drag.

If you have been there, then this article is for you.

In here, you will discover 7 effective ways you can do to invigorate your practice and see and appreciate your yoga practice through different eyes.

  1. Use your other “senses.”

Use yoga to tap into and awaken your other senses.

For instance, you can further enhance your sense of smell by joining a class that makes use of incense or essential oils.

You can also join a class that incorporates crystal singing bowls, drums, or different genres of music to indulge your sense of hearing.

Allow your sense of touch to experience something new by trying partner yoga or anything that allows you to awaken your sense of touch.

  1. Continue your practice even when you travel.

For many, travelling is the perfect excuse to skip your yoga practice.

However, it should not be the case.

In line with this, ensure you still find time to try a new yoga studio whenever it is that you travel.

Finding time for yoga even when you travel can also give you access to other yoga variations and interpretations.

For instance, what many refer as horse pose in the Midwest is known as the goddess pose among the Southerners.

Suffice it to say, not only will you be able to continue your practice, you’ll also learn new things about yoga that will surely help invigorate your love for the practice.

  1. Consider adapting a home practice.

Find the ideal space for your practice, listen to your favorite playlist, and lose all your inhibitions, all in the comfort of your own home.

Give yourself the freedom to pick your poses according to how you feel.

Stretch more deliberately, breathe a little longer, and just be comfortable where you are.

Attempt to execute that pose you’ve always find challenging and be forgiving each time you fail.

Remember all the insights and learnings that you learn in your home practice and incorporate them when you join a yoga class.

  1. Invest in those fancy yoga pants you’ve always wanted.

Many studies indicate that the more confident you feel, the more likely you are to perform better, even at yoga.

Akin like schools allowing their students to wear uniforms to impact their behavior positively, your yoga practice can also benefit if you love what you are wearing and feel confident in it.

When you look good and feel good, it is highly possible that you will do well in your practice and get more out of it as a result.

So invest in those trendy yoga leggings/pants you have always wanted and feel more confident about your practice all over again.

  1. Try different yoga styles.

When you already feel comfortable doing a particular style of yoga, it is tempting to just stick to it and not explore other styles.

In fact, once others master a specific yoga style, they look at it as the perfect excuse to not try all the other available variations.

However, it will do you a world of good if you consider trying a different style of yoga.

Try a new yoga class and you might just learn new ways and techniques that will help improve your alignment, expansion, and tweaks.

When possible, introduce something new to your yoga practice so you can keep it fresh and invigorating.

  1. Introduce yoga to a friend.

It might take a little convincing for a friend to try yoga but once you see the benefits they will enjoy from yoga, you can’t help but be caught up in the magic all over again.

If you are starting to feel like going to your yoga class is becoming a drag, sharing your yoga practice might be just what you need to see yoga through different eyes.

  1. Consider seeking new environments for your practice.

Have you always done yoga in the studio or in the comforts of your own home?

When you don’t feel as excited about going to your yoga class as much as you used to, take it as a cue to inject something different into your practice.

For starters, join a yoga class at the local park.

Observe the feel of grass on your toes.

Be mindful when the wind blows or a butterfly passes by.

If outdoor yoga does not seem appealing to you, you can also try other yoga variations like paddleboard yoga, naked yoga, or even goat yoga.

Since there’s a different element to yoga variations, you’ll discover that you will need to apply and adapt new ways and techniques to get your poses right.

 

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