Once you break routine it can be tough to get back on track, especially with yoga. It can be difficult to make it to a yoga class every day. Have you thought about developing a home yoga practice? Here is some advice to help you develop a home yoga practice.
1) Find a time to practice- Look at your daily schedule. Dedicate a specific time of day to a yoga or meditation practice. Even if you practice 10 minutes or 1 hour. You should practice at this same time each day without disruptions. Same time, helps you develop discipline and routine.
2) Find a spot to practice- Find a spot in your home to practice. The spot that you chose should be a place where you are not easily disturbed. You do not have to have a “Yoga Room”. Your practice space can be in the hallway, in your room, or in the kitchen. Your space does not need to be special. Your practice is what’s special. Use this same spot each time you practice.
Same time & same place! This is important for developing a routine.
3) Invest in practice journal- I recommend investing in a practice journal that is only used in your practice. Journaling is a very important part of my yoga practice. Sometimes before I practice I journal about my thoughts, day or dreams as a way to eliminate mental distractions that prevent me from being present. After journaling, I begin my practice. Directly after my practice, I journal about my practice experience. Journaling brings clarity, helps process emotions, understand experiences, shows progress and adds depth to your practice.
4) What to practice- Create a list of intentions or goals that you’d like to manifest or achieve in your daily practice. I recommend scheduling a private lesson with your yoga instructor. She/he can help you create a safe and unique daily practice that helps you achieve your personal goals. You can then meet with your instructor regularly to build or change this practice. Personally, I work with the exact same asana/meditation practice until I master the practice or no longer benefit from the practice. One practice can be used for months.
5) Start practicing
What tips do you have?