Have you lost your Yoga Mojo? Well don’t worry, we all ebb and flow with our commitment to practice. The main thing is to get your Yoga Mojo back as soon as you are able. And the Do-Yoga! websites are just the thing to do that. Yoga is most advantageous when you do it little and often – 15 -20 minutes daily is ideal. Life has a habit of getting in the way of yoga especially at this busy time of year. Instead of beating yourself up why not try some of the following tips…
1 Develop a 1 minute mindfulness moment (1MMM)
Each day take just 1 minute to be in the moment – enjoy looking at the wonderful Christmas decorations, really tasting your mince pie or whatever it is that will hold your attention. The key is to be totally absorbed in something for 1 minute – keep your focus and do it every day. You’ll soon be over staying the minute and wanting to do it more often. When you feel ready you could begin longer seated meditation practices like this one on the Earth Mudra.
2 Create an invitation to practice
Put your mat out the night before you go to bed, with your blocks and maybe a candle ready – so that when you get up in the morning your practice is waiting for you! Even 5 minutes just sitting or lying will give you amazing benefits. Odds are, if you do that for a few days you’ll soon be moving into a few postures and up to 15 -20 minutes a day.
3 If you are not practicing in a class, then join one!
People are much more likely to cultivate their own yoga practice if they have some input from a teacher. Practice the elements of the class that you feel you get the most benefit from. In time you’ll mold your practice to the things you need most intuitively – the benefits of joining a group and being with like minded people have always been encouraged by the ancient texts.
You can take a look at my Weekly Class Timetable here to see if there is a convenient time and place for you.