I love doing yoga in the moment, but I struggle to stay consistent. I’m trying to reboot my practice again, and this time I’m hoping it’ll stick. If you have the same problem as me, I hope this post can give you a few ideas. Whether you’re getting back into yoga after taking a break or trying it for the first time, it’s an investment in yourself that is definitely worth the effort.
So, how am I getting back into yoga?
I’m setting realistic goals to go to yoga class.
Going to a class is a great way to meet people with the same interests as you and learn more about yoga in the process. Set a reasonable timeframe for you to go to a class, and stick to it.
I’m practicing little, and often, at home.
The best way to stay consistent with a yoga practice is to be realistic and practice for short amounts of time, several times a week. This is much better than risking getting burnt out or too sore by doing one long yoga session every once in a while.
I’m not making comparisons.
Who are you comparing yourself to? Some people wish they could do a perfect crow’s pose like the other people in their yoga class (this has literally happened to me – I went to a beginner’s yoga class a few years ago and everyone went into hand stands about 30 minutes in). For me, I compare myself to myself. I expect that I can come back to my yoga practice after a few months and simply start again where I had left off. Obviously, it doesn’t work like that. Here’s a reminder: do yoga for the benefits it brings to your life, not because you want to be better than that person on the mat next to you.
Speaking of benefits, why do I want to get back into yoga?
There are honestly endless benefits to practicing yoga consistently, but here are some of my favorites:
- Helps with digestion
- Makes you more flexible and fit
- Promotes mindfulness by encouraging you to breathe and stay in the moment
- Improves sleep
Take some time to jot down some of the reasons why you want to get back into yoga. If you’re reading this post and you’ve never done yoga, YouTube is an awesome resource to start. No matter where you are in your journey, there’s no better time to get going. Have fun!