06 May 3 Simple Ways To Spice Up Your Yoga Practice
Ever felt like you’re stuck in a rut not just on your mat but also in life? It’s about time to spice things up a little and see the magic unfold. #spiceupyourlife
You’re doing yoga and living the #healthylife, but still feeling like you’re not making any gains in your practice. We’ll let you in on a few little secrets that will not only improve your yoga practice but also your life – free bonus.
1. Spice It Up
Whether you are doing yoga at home or in the studio you’ve probably noticed that you have the same old regular routine, #creatureofhabit. You go to the same class, with the same teacher, at the same time and put your mat in the same place. You keep doing the same Yogaholics flow as it just feels so uber comforting after a long day. Sista, it’s time to spicing up your routine and your practice environment, it’ll do wonders for your mindset and life. So go on, roll out your mat during sunrise or on your balcony instead of the usual living room, get your yogi girl gang to all to come over for a flow sesh and try out one of the many new Yogaholic flows that we’ve just uploaded here. Go on, you got this – give it a go!
2. Invigorate Your Senses
Have you ever noticed how your mood and body relax with scent, sound or touch? That feeling of getting into a warm bath with rose petals and lavender oil.. the stuff dreams are made of, am I right?! Yoga and aromatherapy are holistic and ancient practices, both offering physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Why not indulge in the ultimate home yoga sesh by diffusing your favourite essential oil while you practise. The perfect scents for stress release and the ultimate calm zen feeling are lavender, lemon myrtle, rose, chamomile, need I go on… Try out this soothing and grounding diffuser blend of two drops of lavender and two drops of frankincense essential oils, be warned, you might drift off to sleep during savasana.
3. Step It Up
Stop playing small, embrace a challenge have the courage to take a step up with your yoga practice. How you show up on your mat, is how you show up in life. You know I’m right! Want to finally nail that handstand or tap into a meditation practice, take a pick from one of these inspiring online practice. It’s like your own personal yoga teacher in your living room showing you the ropes. OMG – how good is that!
Feeling intuitively drawn to going on a yoga retreat or embarking on a yoga teacher training? Listen to that gut sista, even if you have no intention of taking your yoga further, yoga training is a powerful way to grow your confidence and self-esteem. Power Living has some amazing retreats coming up until the end of the year. They are truly life-changing and take place in beautiful Bali. Double yes! Plus, attending a yoga retreat or yoga training gives you an opportunity to meet other like-minded, supportive and encouraging people – think #yogisquad goals.
Can’t make it to Bali just yet, not to worry, roll out your mat in your living room, choose a different flow to the usual and practice with your favourite yoga teachers here.
Try leaving your comfort zone and try new things. Remember stepping out of your comfort zone is where the magic happens!
See you on the mat, yogis!
Written by Courtney Meyer