How to Never Give Up on Your Yoga Practice
I know I have. It’s normal for our energy to wax and wane. One of my teachers, Shiva Rea once said that every time you start a yoga practice, it’s like setting sail. You have to test the wind in order to know where and how to set sail. The goal isn’t to have some amazing outcome. It’s to show up, do the practice over a long period of time (lifetime). Then the result will fruit.
Here are some tips to get you started on surrendering to your state of being and doing the practice.
Focus on your breath, not the postures. Allow yourself to go through the motions focusing on your breath, accepting and owning your resistance or tiredness. Rest when you need it. Measure your success not by how diligently you work the poses, but by the simple fact that you are moving and breathing.
Using oceanic ujjayi breath, practice emphasizing the exhales. Follow them with a short pause before the inhale. This puts your body in a state of rest, safety and ease—a place where it can begin to restore and reset.
Enjoying learning these tips?
If so, it may be time to consider enrolling in my Yoga Teacher Training Program. In it, you’ll learn mat skill secrets to advance your practice and much more. The next one starts January 10th and there are still some seats open.
Then let me know here how your practice is going!
Love and brilliance,
“Do your practice and all is coming.”—Pattabhi Jois