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24 ways to Supercharge your Yoga Practice

Whether you’ve been practicing for 6 months or 6 years, there may come a time when your yoga practice feels stale. It can be frustrating, especially after experiencing periods of tremendous personal growth.  I believe plateaus are just part of the process and most people experience them. If you feel that you’re at a plateau or that you just want more yoga in your life…

Here are 24 ways to take your practice to the next level!

  1. Test out a new studio –  many studios offer free trial periods.
  2. Attend a workshop – learning new skills will deepen your practice!
  3. Go on a retreat – go someplace warm and relax by practicing yoga on the beach.
  4. Master a pose – pick a pose, practice it daily, learn benefits, history, & alignment
  5. Change your routine – typically practice in the morning? Try afternoon or evenings.
  6. Read about yoga – what interests you: Posture study, novel, daily yoga wisdom?
  7. Experiment with new styles – frequent Vinyasa? Try Bikram, Ashtanga, or Iyengar.
  8. Start meditating – calm your mind – free guides from Sounds True.
  9. Find a new teacher – new poses & perspectives will keep it fresh!
  10. Pranayama exercises– practice mindful breathing anywhere!
  11. Find a mentor – ask your favorite teacher where to start, maybe they’ll volunteer!
  12. Research Patanjali – he’s credited for bringing yoga to the west.
  13. Bring a friend to their first class – make it fun! You may even change their life.
  14. Limit harmful foods – cut out one: dairy, meat, gluten, sugar, caffeine, or alcohol
  15. Eat super-foods  – chia seeds & Raw Cacao are my favorite yogi-certified foods
  16. Smile in class – sounds silly but observe how it changes everything.
  17. Set a dedication – as you begin class and focus on it throughout.
  18. Ditch the mirror – feel the pose instead of look like the pose.
  19. Focus on your breath – notice sensation in your belly/nostrils as air comes in & out.
  20. Read our blog – and other blogs to pick up tips & to find an online community.
  21. Practice at home – start with a simple 15-minute morning sequence.
  22. Find a yoga pal – practice, learn, and grow with someone of similar goals.
  23. Invest in new gear – get excited about a new mat, towel, water bottle, yoga clothes.
  24. Become a teacher – expect major growth & deep new friendships (maybe a career)

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PS: Please comment on something that has helped your practice! 

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About Brandon

Former corporate sales rep turned nomadic entrepreneurial yogi. Street food ninja, avid outdoorsman, craft beer geek, and live music junkie. Co-founder of The Yoga Nomads.

3 thoughts on “24 ways to Supercharge your Yoga Practice”

  1. Good tips, I love trying out new studios and teachers, they can all be so different! Mastering a pose is something that I hadn’t thought of but would love to try…

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    • You’re very right – so interesting how different each style/teacher/studio can be!

      Good luck ‘mastering’ a pose! I’d recommend journaling every day as you study it!

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