So, one thing to know about me is that I hate mushy food. I mean, I hate it; I often feel like I’ll throw up if I have to eat it (not that I’m given to a dramatic flair). Things that fall into the mushy category include bananas (on their own, but if they’re in a fruit salad I can tolerate them), pudding, yogurt, stewed tomatoes, and many others.
Despite how gross I think these things are, I can sometimes be conned into eating them if they’re really good and/or unusual. (Greek yogurt, I’m looking at you.) Most of the time, though, I’m a total creature of habit: I like to eat the same foods, go through my bedtime routine every night (especially every week night), read the same blogs every day, etc.
The same thing is true for me in yoga. I often struggle to maintain a consistent routine. And then when I finally get into one, it’s sometimes a challenge to keep it fresh because I continually fall back on the same poses and sequences.
So for some inspiration today, here are eight ways to spice up your yoga routine:
- Take a class from a teacher who is new to you.
- Borrow a yoga DVD from a friend or the library.
- Try out one of the many sites online that offer yoga classes.
- Practice in a different room in your house.
- Invite a friend or family member to practice with you.
- Practice at a different time of day.
- If you’re used to the pace of an Ashtanga class, give Yin a try (and vice versa).
- Ask a friend for a recommendation of his/her favorite yoga book and then try a sequence from it.