3 Ways You Can Get More Out of Your Practice 

  • By Yoga Studio Calgary
  • 14 Aug, 2017
Your time is precious and often limited. When you have the chance to make it to a yoga class you sure want to get all out of it that you can! A yoga class offers you 75 minutes of time entirely just for you. This time is for your own self care so you can recharge and be able to serve the rest of your life to its full potential. Here are three ways you can get the most out of your practice starting today!

1) Leave your life at the door. 

Walking into the studio and coming onto your mat is the beginning of a very powerful time as you tap into spirituality and physical development. If your goal is to receive all that you can from your practice, then leave as much as you can at the door. If your mind is busy before class. Breathe in “my mind is still”, breathe out “my mind is still” and repeat. If your mind is so busy that you are not able to let go of those thoughts with breath, write those thoughts down. Leave them on that piece of paper and you can return to them after class.

2) Stay on your mat. 

Your mat is your place of retreat for 75 minutes, soak it up! I don’t mean literally stay on your mat, I mean mentally stay with your practice. This will require mindfulness. It can be as simple as focusing on breathing in and breathing out. Literally saying this to yourself as you breathe will encourage a focus of awareness of the present moment.

3) Hold the feeling.

As your practice comes to a close and you are ready to head back out to your life, carrying the feeling of accomplishing a class with you as long as possible. This will require you to really acknowledge how you feel as the class is coming to a close. Use your time in savasana to feel from top to bottom this state of conscious bliss. Feel it in your heart, feel it in your tummy, feel in in 1 August 14, 2017 your breath……and then away you go taking on the rest of your day with mental and physical strength to draw on.

Om

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This 75 minute class blends the dynamic energy of a flow class to strengthen, stretch, and get the body and mind invigorated. Then moves into stillness with poses that focus on lengthening, elongating, and releasing the fascia to loosening blockages. Held in a warm room to encourage blood flow and ease throughout the practice. The purpose of this class is to create a sense of unity and balance within the body, mind, and soul.

See you on the mat Mondays at 12:30 !

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