Have fun while exploring new yoga studios and styles. It will be a great way to unlock your potential in yoga and keep it enjoyable.
Do you belong to a gym that has yoga? While I love the idea of my clients mixing up their workouts, I also encourage them to take yoga at other yoga studios.
I love finding new spaces and teachers in my area. They teach me new ideas for my instruction, and I am getting my practice in during the week.
I use to work for a large corporate gym for many years, and when I decided to leave, I was nervous that I wasn’t going to be able to fit my practice in during my busy week. I found out quickly that I could make time and that I enjoyed my new yoga experiences. Now that I have tried out some of the studios, I keep their class schedules in my bookmarks; so if there is a last minute cancellation, I can pop into a class. The change keeps me engaged and I get to practice.
Finding the right yoga technique
There are so many different types of yoga you can practice, like Hatha, Kundalini, Baptiste, and Iyengar, a form of Hatha, finding one that fits you can improve and keep you interested in learning more. It has kept me happy for many years studying a variety of dance and, I have tried to do the same with yoga.
The basic poses are the same from style to style. However, they have slight differences in postures and time spend in the poses. If you are taking a new form of yoga, you should start by taking a beginner level class so you can see the differences.
Most gyms and studio’s offer Hatha yoga. Hatha yoga is a broad and eclectic style of yoga that I teach. Aforementioned that I have taken different styles, I have not been drawn to one. I simply enjoy the variety.
The instructor makes the class
When talking with yoga friends, the topic has come up about how important the connection to the teacher is in having an enjoyable class. Some bad experiences for me have been, when the teacher endlessly babbles throughout the class; one particular time the instructor kept talking about spirituality, and it sounded so insincere, I just wanted her to stop talking.
Other teachers speak of spirituality, and I can honestly relate to what they are saying, I guess it boils down to personal preference. Either way be sure not to be impolite during class. It’s hard to be a teacher, and everyone deserves respect.
I say jump out of your comfort zone. You will be pleasantly surprised how much you will enjoy your new yoga experiences and the benefits to learning from different instructors.