Support A Steady Yoga Practice: Do It Daily

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“In the beginning you have to make room for yoga in your daily life and give it the place it deserves. But after some time yoga itself will pull you up by the hair and make you do it.” – Vanda Scaravelli

The most important aspect of supporting a steady yoga practice is creating a daily habit at home. This is a difficult task when you lack motivation or don’t know where to begin.

So, I thought that I would take this opportunity to bring back some tried and true techniques for establishing a daily home practice: Continue reading “Support A Steady Yoga Practice: Do It Daily”

YOLY Challenge #12: Journaling Your Yoga

Over the past two weeks, I have discovered that when I journal my yoga practice, I see an improvement in my daily commitment. Like any good yoga prop, a journal makes my practice more accessible and more productive.

In the beginning, I simply used my calendar to record the date/time and basic content of each yoga practice.  For example, I recorded, “Monday, August 1st at 8-8:30am, Sun Salutations and Restorative Viparita Karani”.

But lately, I give even more detail to my plans. Developing and writing down a 20-30 minute sequence ahead of time assures that I keep a consistent daily practice which is varied and beneficial.

This week your challenge is to document your home practice through journaling. 

Here are my guidelines for using a Yoga Practice Journal:

  1. Sit down and plan out your home practice either each evening or on a weekly basis.
  2. Nothing has to be written in stone – if you decide to vary the length, time of day or type of practice, then change it.
  3. Each practice does not have to be complex –
    1. Use your the weekly YOLY Challenges to inspire you.
    2. Write down an intention for the day & meditate on your mat for a few minutes.
    3. Note something from class or even draw a pose for quick reference.
  4. Take a couple of minutes after your practice to reflect and maybe jot down some ideas for the next day.
  5. Contact me with your questions/comments – I’d love to share your process!

If you are interested in a designated Yoga Journal for your home practice, I have created one in my Etsy Shop – click hereIMG_8609

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