Is your yoga mat collecting dust under your bed? Is the thought of dragging yourself to the gym making you get teary-eyed? Is your warm, cosy duvet just way too comfortable to peel off in the morning? Sometime’s it feels like there are a-billion-and-one reasons NOT to go stick to your yoga routine on the days you’ve been planning to. What’s a busy yogi to do?
Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for! Here are 5 tips to help you stick to your yoga routine:
- Set up. Roll out your yoga mat on the floor before you get ready for bed. Bonus points for having your yoga clothes ready to go as well! It will make it easier to simply roll out of bed without having to think too much about it.
- Start small. Even the shortest practice counts as your yoga practice. So start by setting yourself a 15-minute target and stick to it. You’ll probably find you enjoy your practice so much you just keep flowing! Try one of our short yoga classes to start with.
- Try something new. Do something you actually enjoy. Hate Hatha? Try Yin! Not a massive fan of Restorative? Try Vinyasa! Try new things and switch it up until you find something you love. Your brain loves trying new things, so keeping things fresh will keep you excited and keep boredom at bay.
- Plan ahead. Use your calendar to plan your yoga time. Try getting on the mat at the time of day you’re most likely to actually go through with it. If you’re a morning person, try an energising Vinyasa flow. If you may as well be a vampire pre-morning coffee, schedule a restorative practice pre-bedtime.
- Try a live class. If your motivation is running seriously low, consider trying a live-streamed yoga class! It’s a fun, interactive way to practice from home, and keeps you honest when your teacher notices you resting in child’s pose for too long!
Sometimes even a few intentional and mindful steps can help us create the routine we crave in our lives. Make a promise to yourself and honour it. Choose a few of these steps that really resonate with you and stick to them!
Which of these steps would work best for you? What are your tips for maintaining your yoga routine, if you have one?
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