If you've been practicing yoga for a while, you may feel like you've reached a point where you're comfortable with the poses and movements. This is a great accomplishment, but it's important not to get too comfortable. Staying challenged and stepping out of your comfort zone on the yoga mat can help you continue to grow and evolve as a yogi. Here are some tips to help you stay challenged and continue to positively push yourself.
Last week I had the opportunity to offer you some variations of yoga poses, that easily brought most of the practitioners out of their comfort zone.
We managed to make challenging asana, considered as relaxing, like Child's pose and Downward facing dog only with a little adjustment on the position of the hands and feet.
Staying challenged on the yoga mat as an experienced yogi is about pushing yourself to new levels and continuing to evolve. By exploring new styles, trying advanced poses, setting new goals, you can continue to challenge yourself and deepen your yoga practice as well as to train your mind by purposely putting yourself out of your comfort zone in a safe and controlled environment.
All of these can help you to know yourself better and to stay motivated and inspired, and it can also keep your practice from becoming stagnant.
Do you want to try it?
Come practice with me - online or offline, it is never boring on the mat with me!