We all have struggled to make yoga a recurring task at some point in time. Not that it is difficult, we are just not disciplined enough to stick to activities like meditation and yoga at least in the initial stages. If you are someone who wants to incorporate yoga in their daily routine but don’t know how to do that, I have got you covered. As someone who has been practicing yoga for years, I believe I am one of the right candidates who can motivate and support people in practicing yoga everyday.
Do It Before You Get out of Bed
You can start by introducing a few yoga poses and stretches that can be done without leaving the bed. I personally love doing yoga first thing in the morning and before I started doing it on the yoga mat, I introduced yoga in bed, in the right sense. Yoga is flexible and there are asanas that can be easily performed in the bed. Not only do they offer you the expected benefits of yoga, they will even help you get out of bed easily and energetically.
Dedicate at Least 10 Minutes of Your Day to Yoga
Start with 10 minutes a day. It is easy to take out 10 minutes. Cut down on the time you spend on your phone mindlessly scrolling through instagram and tiktok, it isn’t that difficult. You don’t have to join any class initially, there are more than enough videos on youtube that you can watch and learn from. Don’t try difficult poses, begin with simple poses and just start dedicating 10 minutes of your day to beginner friendly yoga.
Join Yoga Classes Near You
Once you have made it a routine, even if you are just practicing breathing techniques, consider joining a certified yoga class near you. When you pay for a service, you are more dedicated to get the benefit out of it. This will help you increase the dedicated time and make sure you are doing yoga regularly. However, don’t join a class that isn’t within the walking distance from your place. There is a chance that you may not feel like driving to the class and you may consider skipping it.
Even online classes come handy but not everyone is comfortable with online classes and there is a significant population that tends to skip online class even if they have paid for it, for some reason. That is why I personally recommend going to a studio.
Have an Irresistible Reason
Find your reason. There has to be a reason why you want to make yoga a part of your routine, and if not, find one. It should be so irresistible that you don’t consider skipping the class even once. It can be losing weight, getting a perfectly healthy and beautiful body and skin (try out this fun am i beautiful quiz), practicing mindfulness, being more calm and patient, introducing discipline in your routine, or managing time and emotions. Anything that helps you make it a routine.
Be consistent. I know this may sound a little weird. You are asking how to be consistent and I am suggesting being consistent. Well, in order to be consistent you will have to be consistent. It is what it is. By that, what I am trying to say is that it is eventually in your hands and you can choose to be consistent. Reading an article, joining a class, buying a yoga mat is not going to make you practice yoga until of course you stand up and choose to practice it. Similarly, being consistent at it is under your control as well. You can choose to make excuses to skip it or give in and do it no matter what.
Making something a habit is not a one day job. There will be ups and downs, you will fail at times, there will be days when you won’t feel like doing it at all and there will also be days when you shouldn’t be doing it either. But you will achieve your ultimate goal when you will move past those days and experiences and choose to continue.
All the Best.