5 Ways to improve your yoga practise (without actually doing yoga)
1 - Don’t take it too seriously
Struggling to hit that pose you’ve wanted to for ages but just can’t seem to do it? Don’t hate on yourself. Take a deep breath and giggle to yourself. Self judgement can lead to a stunt in you progression.
The more joy and laughter you can take into the things you do, the more fun you will have and the faster you will progress!
2 - Get that beauty sleep
Sleep. We all have to do it, but some of us are better than others. Yes, we know you have lots going on in your life, but trying to sleep less to fit it all won’t make you any more productive. In fact, it will have the opposite effect.
Get a minimum of 7 hours, 8 hours is better. AND get yourself a routine. Don’t just go from staring at your phone and the turning off the lights. Even better, practise some mindfulness. We think the best app is Headspace. Check it out here: https://www.headspace.com/
3 - Don’t compare yourself to others
Have you ever looked at someone that is further along in their yoga journey and compared yourself to them? Perhaps even becoming a little jealous self critical? That ok, it’s completely natural. But what you need to remember is that they have been through where you are now and without going through that, they wouldn’t be where they are.
Growth comes through experience and without it, nothing would change. Embrace it.
4 - Reach out
If you’re already experienced or even if you’re new to yoga and you know someone that is struggling to start a practise or keep going with what they are currently doing, reach out to them and offer your support.
Community is everything and the only way to build community is to make others feel welcomed and supported.
5- Pause to look back on your journey
Who are you now? Remember the reasons why you started yoga and look back at the person you were. Did you start to overcome stress, change your physical appearance or mental health? Perhaps you were simply looking for a new challenge.
Change is inventible, but sometimes it happens over such a long period of time that we don’t notice it has happened. Grab a pen and paper and take the time to write out how you think your journey has changed you.
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