You finally get to your sticky mat. You start flowing through Sun Salutations, but there’s that email you didn’t return and the meeting you’re still reliving. You land in Warrior I with a half-baked grocery list. What happened to Down Dog? You’re in a yoga rut.
Yoga can be defined as the yoking of body, mind, and consciousness—a full-on present moment experience. When we’re in our body and breath, we taste the unity yogis live for. So how do we get out of the grind and into the present moment? Trying something new is a pretty sure-fire strategy. It could be as bold as boxing, acro or aqua yoga or as inward as yin or yoga nidra. Doctors, neuroscientists, and yoga teachers say even a few new poses can work wonders for your brain, body, and mood. Let’s look at some of the big benefits of branching out beyond your tried-and-true yoga practice.
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