Just got back from two weeks hiking, camping and eating. Only took one yoga class near the end of the two weeks.
Interesting phenomenon when I got back and into my first class: a lot of asanas that had been giving me trouble – notably urdvha dhanurasana – were totally easy!
I’m not saying it’s anywhere near perfect. More like, as far as I could get into the pose, it felt effortless. Both muscular and psychological. Less tension, less fatigue. Same flexibility.
I’d noted this effect back when I was swimming regularly – a well timed break of a week or ten days could actually improve my performance. So if you find yourself “stuck” in your yoga practice, take a week or ten days off. Do something else. Let your body and mind heal, let it acclimate to the poses you’d been practicing, without actually practicing.