How to Stick to Regular Yoga Practice
See the beauty in a routine Some people find it comforting and encouraging to know that a certain thing or activity is planned for a certain time, that it’s always there and is waiting for them. It feels like their safe harbor – a time set aside for something they enjoy doing just by themselves. So if you decide to take up a personal yoga practice it’s a good idea to find your own anchor that would keep you connected to the routine.
Choose the right time This is one of the most important decisions that’s going to shape up your yoga practice. First, experiment with morning or evening workouts to see which suits you best. Morning may seem like the best option, but you have to find out if your limbs are flexible enough right out of bed. Evening’s not the best idea if you feel too tired or sleepy.
Find your pace Listen to what your body tells you and adjust your practice to its needs. You’re more likely to stick to a routine if you genuinely enjoy it, not pushing yourself too hard or on the contrary, not stopping halfway through the workout when your body has just started to feel good. Some people need yoga everyday, some a couple of times a week. Find your own tempo and follow it.
Gear up Make sure you have all the equipment you need for yoga, from comfortable loose-fitting clothes to blocks and straps. Keep all the gear in one place, so that preparation for your session takes a couple of minutes.
Think positively Don’t blame yourself if you have missed a session. Keep in mind that doing some yoga is much better than not doing yoga at all.