Doing yoga every day can make a big difference. Yoga increases your flexibility, muscle strength, and makes you more focused.
Discipline is the key to practicing yoga. Yoga can help you boost your metabolism and brain power. To benefit from yoga, you need to practice it every day. Even a few minutes of yoga can be beneficial to your physical and mental well-being. Ensure to set aside some time daily, and vary the practice routine. This can help you fit into your practice routine.
Here’s how you can build the yoga habit:
1. Sequencing The Daily Practice
When you do yoga, you have to choose a routine that fits you. In order to do this, you first have to know what your goals are. Once you decide on your goal, choose the yoga routine that fits your needs and practice it. People do yoga for so many reasons; i.e. losing weight, increasing flexibility, becoming more mindful, or maybe a combination of these.
Sequence, or put together the asanas that will make up your yoga routine. This sequence must consist of different asanas in a particular order which can vary depending on the day.
Create a balance of easy and difficult session as well as long or short time intervals. In case you get bored in between, try making a few changes in your routine or the place you practice it every day. This will help you learn new things and enrich your yoga experience.
2. Decide When And How Long You Want To Practice
A great way to ensure yoga becomes a habit is to be consistent. 15 minutes of yoga a day is all it takes to reap the benefits of yoga. You can practice your yoga routine at any time of the day. But try to do yoga at the same time every day. Avoid huge time commitments in the beginning. It is better to start with 15 minutes, and then increasing the time interval gradually.
You can practice your yoga routine at any time of the day. Although there is no best time to practice your yoga routine, try to do it at the same time every day. Ensure that there are no distractions when you are practicing.
Avoid huge time commitments in the beginning. It is better to start with 15 minutes, and then increasing the time interval gradually.
3. Find A Place
Finding a place for your new habit can help you stick to it. You can practice yoga anywhere. A place free from distractions is the best. You don’t need to attend a yoga class to practice yoga. It can be practiced even in the comforts of your house. Dedicate some space in your house for yoga where you can roll out a mat. This will remind you to practice every time you see it.
Dedicate some space in your house for yoga where there is enough place to move around freely. Rolling out a mat in that area will remind you to practice every time you see it.
4. Create A Habit
Yoga is addictive. The problem of consistency will exist only in the beginning, but once you make it a habit it will be hard to stop. The results that yoga brings will make you want to practice it over and over again without any excuses.
If you chant mantra before or after your yoga practice, change it based on how you feel that day, or your intention. Repetition of mantras can help keep you focused on your intention and is a good way to disconnect from stress.
5. Gradual Improvement
The results will not be seen immediately. Give it time, and you will see that your yoga routine is beneficial. It is better to do yoga every day for a few minutes, rather than long hours of practice on an irregular basis.
Missing a day’s practice will not affect the results. The body will ease back into it.