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5 Ways To Deepen Your Yoga Practice

5 Ways To Deepen Your Yoga Practice

It happens to all of us at some stage or another during our practice. We plateau and internally it feels like we’re stuck in a rut. There’s no need to get disheartened. As I said it happens to everyone once and a while. Here’s 5 top tips to to help you advance your practice:

1 Observe

On which foot do you tend to lean on more when standing? Observe things about your body. Do you favour one side more than the other? Which hand do you use more often?

2 Meditate

Yoga asanas prepare you for meditation and meditation in turn deepens your yoga practices. Try this Guided Meditation and follow the instructions to effortlessly slip into meditation.

3 Try To  Practice With Your Eyes ClosedEyes Closed

This technique will force you to take you awareness inward. When you take time to take focus inward you can really connect mind with body. Try a tree pose with your eyes closed so you can really enhance your balance practice. With eyes closed, going within is a great way to get a greater sense of balance and sense of self without distraction

4 Start a Yoga Journal

Often yoga teachers will be asked to keep a 30-day meditation journal when studying to become teachers.  It would have noted how they felt before and after their practice and any thoughts that came to surface. It’s a  excellent way to reflect and absorb the experience and can add a lot to your practice.

 5 Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Try the many different styles of yoga on offer at The elbowroom and meet the various, excellent teachers. It’s nice to have a routine, but branching out will help you grow and see things from a different perspective.

If you’re looking to deepen your practice join Rohan Hennessy on Sunday 17th April for his Deepening Your Practice Workshop. 

Rohan has come to believe strongly in the power of Yoga through the development of his own personal practice and in seeing the resulting positive effects in himself, as well as his students. This belief is evident in Rohan’s teaching and along with his years of experience is what makes him one of the more popular and respected teachers in Dublin today.

 

About the author: Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa opened The elbowroom in February 2003. Mother to Tuilelaith and Sean, director of The elbowroom and with a crew of over 60 staff, she is a busy bee. Lisa leads a team committed to bringing health and vitality to all of her clients. Lisa currently teaches in our yoga training programs and oversees pregnancy yoga and mum & baby yoga. Lisa works hard developing healthy food choices for Yin & Tonic @ The elbowroom. She specialises paediatric and pregnancy with workshops, yoga therapy, and craniosacral therapy.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.