5 Ways to Stay Consistent with Your Yoga Practice

How to keep a consistent yoga practice

Create consistency in your yoga practice this year with these 5 simple tips…

If you’ve set an intention to prioritize your yoga practice this year, good for you! Setting clear intentions is the first step to success – but it won’t necessarily carry you the whole way. In fact, many people start off the new year with the best of intentions, and then fall off the wagon a month or two in.

So how can you make sure your yoga practice becomes a regular (or even daily) part of your routine?

Below are a few tips for staying on track with your yoga practice goals this year – from someone who has made a daily yoga practice a reality!

1. Realize that it takes time to build a habit.

Let’s face the facts: building a new habit is hard. It takes time and effort for something to become a natural part of your life. Even if you know this new practice is good for you and will benefit you, it still takes time to build a habit. Trust the process.

Give yourself time and space and realize that if you can’t make it happen over night, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. Nor does it mean that you shouldn’t keep trying. Change takes time.

Can you allow yourself that time? Can you give yourself permission to take the time you need to build your new routine?

2. Do not beat yourself up when you fall off the yoga wagon.

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Can you love yourself even when you fall off your yoga path? Can you give yourself space to be human?

3. Think of the benefits of the practice and reinforce the positive.

One of the things that made yoga stick for me was mentally noting how amazing I felt with regular practice.

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What are your reasons for practicing? What do you get from your practice that you don’t get anywhere else?

4. Experiment until you find your groove.

Everyone’s ideal yoga situation is different. Some really need the studio to make a practice come alive. Others need the incentive of spending money on a pass or need a teacher for inspiration. Perhaps you need a home practice because you need to be in your own energy. Maybe online courses are best for you.

Everyone has a different budget, amount of time, and kind of energy. Fortunately, there are so many options for practice nowadays, and you have the freedom to experiment!

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5. Allow your practice to grow and expand.

There is no “right” way to practice. What works for you today may not be what works tomorrow, and that’s OK!

There was a phase in my life where getting my butt to the studio was the best way to be consistent. I needed the motivation of spending money on a pass and needed the inspiration from the instructors. Then, as time passed, I realized that I was going to be more consistent if I had a home practice…

By not forcing myself to stick with going to the studio and allowing my practice to transform as I needed it to, I was able to stick with it.

Can you allow your practice to shift, change, and grow as you go? Do you need to change what you are currently doing so that you are able to stick with it?

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