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 have a little giggle. Negative 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 then turning off the lights. Try and avoid all screens late in the evening.
3, Be kind to yourself
Don't compare yourself to others who have far more yoga experience. Everyone has to start somewhere and it takes time to develop confidence in your yoga ability. What you need to remember is that they have been 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 to others
Whether you're an experienced practitioner or new to yoga, if you know someone who is struggling to keep their yoga practise going, 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, Reflect 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 in order 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 gradually so that we don't notice that it has happened. Grab a pen and paper and take the time to write down how you think your journey has changed you.
At Sustain we believe that practicing yoga should't cost the earth.