Have you ever found yourself starting something and enjoying it, but then, letting it all fall by the waste-side in a hopeless mess?
I have, many times. Thankfully it generally doesn’t happen with my yoga practice. Here’s a few tips I use to help me reap the benefits of having a regular yoga practice:
- Make a consistent space in your diary. You can find classes any time of any day (especially if you live in a big city), pick a time you can stick to for at least the next 4 – 6 weeks.
- Find a teacher who you feel good about seeing, and who guides you to a constructive, and potentially happier place during and after class. There are many of us teachers; and if you don’t feel shiny, light and the desire to return then the chances are you wont; and thus it probably isn’t the right teacher for you. Explore someone else’s class.
- Aim to attend at a studio that is relatively accessible/not too far out of your way; a 1 hour journey to and from class can be a right downer, and quite draining (unless you live out in the sticks and it might be quite a pleasant ride or less choice!).
- Eat appropriately around the class. I.e. don’t fill up your belly (especially on meat or heavy, stodgy dishes) less than 3 hrs before class. Some fruit or nuts are an ideal snack if you need something to keep you going in the mean time. Keep it light.
- Have fun with it! If it starts to feel like a bore or work activity it’ll soon lose it’s majic and charm.
All in all, lighten up with your practice 😉
Much love x