You’ve taken on a new yoga practice or perhaps you’ve been doing yoga for some time, but here you are. You want to take your yoga higher and incorporate mindfulness into your at home yoga practice.
You are here because you are looking to deepen your yoga practice. You want to bring more mindfulness into your life do you?
Incorporating mindfulness into your at-home yoga practice can be so powerful and spiritually empowering By learning to go deeper and bring a level of mindfulness to the yoga you’ll be able to cultivate a deeper connection with your body, breath, and inner self. Here are five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your at-home yoga practice.
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Set Your Intention To Begin Incorporating Mindfulness
Setting an intention for a deeper daily practice is a very powerful way to connect with your purpose and bring mindfulness to your yoga practice. Start off by situating yourself in a quiet space. Get rid of all distractions so you can focus without interruption.
Get specific by choosing an intention that aligns with your values and purpose. Stay with the feeling of setting the intention by repeating your intention throughout your practice to stay connected to your intention. By setting your intention, you’re not only bringing awareness to your practice better yet you are creating a mindful space to cultivate your practice. Give yourself a big soul high five. This is where growth begins. If you want to go deeper on a spiritual level be sure to download my Ultimate Self Inquisition Guide.
Focus On Your Breath
Your breath is the most powerful tool to cultivate mindfulness in your practice. So here’s how to start doing that – begin your yoga practice with deep breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply. Throughout your practice, focus on your breath and the sensations of the inhale and exhale. Use pranayama techniques, such as ujjayi breathing, to deepen your breath awareness. By focusing on your breath, you bring your awareness to the present. You have greater presence with all of your senses feeling almost heightened. You are so present with the moment and this way of being cultivates mindfulness in your practice.
Be Present In Each Pose As You Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Routine
Being present in each pose is a fundamental aspect of bringing mindfulness to your yoga routine. Slow down your movements and just pay attention to the physical sensations in your body. Use your breath to stay present with each pose. Inhale as you expand and exhaling as you release. Focus on the present moment and allow your thoughts to drift away. By being present in each pose, you cultivate mindfulness and a deeper connection with your body.
Use Mantras Or Affirmations
Mantras and affirmations are powerful tools to bring mindfulness to your practice. Choose a meaningful mantra or affirmation that resonates with you. Repeat it throughout your practice, focusing on the positive intention behind the words. Use your breath to deepen your connection to the mantra or affirmation. By using mantras or affirmations, you bring mindfulness to your practice and cultivate a deeper connection with your inner self.
End With Savasana
Savasana is a vital part of any yoga practice and an excellent way to cultivate mindfulness. Lie down on your mat, relaxing your body and mind. Focus on your breath or use a guided meditation to deepen your connection to your inner self. Allow yourself to surrender to the present moment and let go of any thoughts or distractions. By ending your practice with Savasana, you bring mindfulness to your entire practice and cultivate a deeper connection with your body, breath, and inner self.
Incorporating mindfulness into your at-home yoga practice can help you cultivate a deeper connection with your body, breath, and inner self. Try setting your intention, focusing on your breath, being present in each pose, using mantras or affirmations, and ending with Savasana to deepen your mindfulness practice. Remember to be patient and gentle with yourself as you incorporate these practices into your yoga routine.
As a helpful resource, check out this article on mindfulness meditation and its benefits, which will complement your mindfulness practices in your at-home yoga.
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