It’s spring time, friends and spring cleaning can apply to your yoga routine! The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and people everywhere are dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning under their couches.
Once you’ve upended your home to get those cobwebs and Marie Kondo’d your work space, it’s time to turn your attention to something much more exciting – your yoga routine!
If you’re looking to freshen things up and spring clean your yoga routine, we’ve got some great tips for you.
The Yoga Routine Slump Is Real
Whether you recently started your yoga practice or have had a steady practice for decades, it’s easy to get into a slump when doing the same things over and over – the same style yoga, the same poses and sequences, the same at home yoga videos.
Sometimes it helps to give your yoga routine a little refresher, so it can continue to serve your highest self.
Besides the obvious tips, like cleaning your mat or setting a new intention, what else can you do? Glad you asked! Keep reading for our top five tips to revive your yoga routine.
Here Are 5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Yoga Routine:
1. Clear Your Mind
Many yoga practices start by taking a deep breath to clear the mind and help settle you into the present moment. This is also a great place to start when spring cleaning your yoga routine!
There has been plenty of research to suggest that mindfulness meditation can help clear your mind and improve focus.
It’s like taking a dust buster to all the nooks and crannies of your brain (and less allergy inducing than the dust bunnies living behind that recliner in the corner of your living room).
Need some help? Try these 5 Guided Meditation Practices to Center Yourself
2. Detox Your Body
Now that your mind is clear, let’s get into our bodies. There is always a time and place for restorative yoga or a more gentle practice, but one great way to jump start your yoga routine is to include some detoxifying poses.
Try a yoga practice that allows you to sweat it out, like a vigorous vinyasa flow or really turn the heat up and read about these 8 Benefits of Hot Yoga.
Of course, what we eat can play a huge role in detoxing our bodies and also in keeping up our stamina for physical asana. Bonus: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Lemon water especially helps detox and purify your body before, during and after yoga.
3. Try Something New
Now is a great time to shake things up. If you usually go to your local studio to practice, try incorporating a few at-home yoga practices (check out these tips to help you really get into the home yoga vibe).
It helps to give your yoga routine a little refresher, so it can continue to serve your highest self.
And if you already have an at-home yoga routine, try visiting that yoga studio you’ve been eyeing. There are so many great things about practicing alongside other yogis, and also some amazing benefits of practicing in the privacy of your own home.
Broaden your yoga experience and branch out.
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We offer a full range of yoga formats and teachers in addition to barre, Pilates, guided meditation and breath work, fitness and more!
4. Get Outside
Sometimes a change of scenery is all you need to breathe new life into a dusty old routine. Grab your mat and head outside.
The fresh air, sunshine, and budding new flowers will certainly brighten up your practice – not to mention the mood boosting benefits of all that vitamin D we’ve been missing through the winter months.
Ready? Get started with this 15-Minute Outdoor Yoga Flow (Free Class)
Bonus: Try this grounding practice (called Earthing) while you’re out there.
5. Turn On the Happy Music
You’re familiar with the practice of dancing it out, right? Turning on the happy tunes and dancing like nobody’s watching. It’s a great way to shake off a bad mood and turn things around. It’s also a great way to infuse those feel-good endorphins into your yoga practice.
The next time you feel like your yoga routine can use a little umph, turn on your favorite tunes, roll out the mat, and flow in any ‘ol way that feels good.
Spring Clean Your Yoga Routine for a Happier, Healthier You
If you feel like your yoga routine can use a bit of a pick-me-up, use these tips to freshen things up and reap the benefits of a happier, healthier practice.
A clear mind and body will help you stay committed to your practice, even as the seasons turn and life rolls on. Keep coming back to the mat, take it outside or dance it out – whatever works best for you!
Did any of these ideas resonate with you? Or better yet, how do you spring clean your yoga routine? Please share with us in the comments below – we love hearing from you!