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Tips To Develop A Daily Yoga Practice

 

 

 

“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” — Shunryu Suzuki

 

Many of you may remember that I am a certified yoga teacher. Even though I wear other professional hats, being a yoga teacher is by far the most rewarding. However, one thing I learned from my students is their struggle to build a yoga practice outside of the weekly practice with me.

 

Here are some steps that will hopefully help you develop your own daily yoga practice:

 

  1. SET YOUR GOAL

Ask yourself: “What value can come to my life by devoting a few minutes a day to myself?” The more specific you can be, the better.

If you don’t know, just be honest. Part of developing a daily practice is learning to be in touch with why you want things. Be patient. It will come.

 

  1. Develop a vision

Once the goal is clear, develope a vision of what it would look like to attain your goal. A simple way to develop your vision is to create a Vision Board, or a collage of images, phrases, and words that serve as a visual representation of what you want out of life. By writing a few words about the images you’ve placed on the board, you set a clear intention for your vision.

 

  1. Create a safe space

Identify a time and space where you won’t be interrupted. While it would be nice if we could all have a room to call our own, that isn’t always possible. As an alternative, to establish your safe space it can be helpful to have a specific object that you place in your environment when your practice commences, like a yoga mat or a candle.

 

  1. Journal

Start a journal and every day list five things you are grateful for in your life. Based on the things that come up during your yoga practice, create a positive affirmation to carry forward throughout your day. This is one small way to bring the energy you create in your safe space into other areas of your life.

That’s all it takes to be on your way toward developing a daily practice of your own.

 

Namaste!

 

 





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