Just Begin Again!
For many of us, our daily practice is a beautiful way to be alive to new possibilities for our ongoing growth and potential. If you are anything like me, you think a lot about how you can improve your daily disciplines to get the most out of your life.
As students, we have high ideals and good practice habits most of the time. But all of us at some point in time falter on our commitment to put our priorities first, and suffer the consequences of a lackluster daily routine, including our yoga practice.
During these moments, we almost forget how these small and consistent routines bring amazing benefits to our busy lives!
Our yoga practice is no exception. And so I’m reminded that my yoga practice begins with my mental practice. Getting what I want out of life starts with getting my mind in order. Here’s my secret: JUST BEGIN AGAIN.
If you want that awesome feeling back of having daily disciplines that you love, without judgment of the past, just begin again. Make a small commitment that you can easily integrate into your current routine.
Here are three simple examples:
“When I’m doing my weekly planning, I’ll schedule my yoga classes into my calendar before any other commitments.”
“I’ll park in the farthest parking spot from the store so I will get more steps in every time I shop”,
Each night, I’ll set my alarm, and set out my yoga clothes and my water bottle, so that I’m ready to go first thing in the morning!
Stay tuned for next week: Mental Makeover #2
Think… Yoga ‘Practice’ rather than Yoga ‘Perfect’