I’m not ashamed to admit that I get bored when I practice traditional yoga. I used to sit on my mat, choking on incense, wondering when my mind would stop drifting to “Oh no, yoga farts!,” just waiting for the day when Downward Facing Dog would actually feel like a resting pose. Why was I the only one would couldn’t get the hang of this yoga thing?
Then I decided to make my own form of yoga, and everything changed. I got creative, got outdoors, added in some exercise, and made it a challenge. Suddenly, I understood what it felt like to flow through poses and feel refreshed when I finally stepped off my mat. Even if you find your “om” doing high-octane activities, there’s still a way to pack a punch into your yoga routine. Here are some ideas: