So, you stepped onto the yoga mat – and what do you know, the act of practicing yoga really did become a regular part of your life.
This is the part where you look back, blinking and a bit stunned and realise ‘oh, ok, I’m doing this and I’ve actually made progress since I started my yoga journey. You’re a few months, maybe a year, into your yoga journey and practice once or a couple of times a week and you have to admit it’s all starting to happen. You’re doing sun salutations without feeling tight in every posture, downdog finally feels like a resting pose, perhaps you are beginning to flow on your own, and you even get the occasional warmth of belief in your own abilities. At this point in my yoga journey I found myself getting a little restless in my practice because I was still practicing yoga the way I did when I started out – now the poses that once were challenging in your practice have become easier and you feel like need to make changes to deepen your practice and keep growing. It’s time to mix it all up a little, try out new breathing and meditation techniques and incorporate more advanced postures and transitions into your yoga practice! Here are some thoughts and some niggles that might be bothering you:
- Can I maintain this? How can I maintain this?
- How do I practice yoga on my own without getting hurt or injured?
- I want to deepen my practice, but how do I do that?
- Am I doing all of the poses the right way?
- How do I find the courage to go upside down?
- I should practice the way that person is doing it..
- I feel like I’m always practicing the same things, how do I change it up so I can continue learning?
- There is a lot of different advice to be following
- Am I good enough?
You know what? You’ve gotten this far on your yoga journey, there’s no reason at all you can’t continue to evolve in your yoga practice. Here are some resources and blog posts that I’ve made especially to help you.