I’ve started classes but I’m struggling with keeping up regular practise at home

We all know that feeling, we’ve started a new hobby, a new routine, a new something that we think is good for us but then we just stop doing it. It starts with these sorts of thoughts:

  • I’m feeling a bit down today, I don’t think I have the energy to do…..
  • I’ve been run off my feet today I just want to sit down, I don’t have time to…
  • I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, I think I’ll skip….
  • I just can’t be bothered missing one session today won’t hurt.

Know what I mean? Do you do this? I do regularly which is why I have so many uncompleted projects and abandoned hobbies at home. Something else always gets in the way. So how can we help ourselves to prevent these self-sabotaging thoughts….

Several yoga teachers have shared articles on our website about “Regular yoga practise”, have a look at some of their ideas and habits.

  • Sinnead Ali writes about “Maintaining your Home Practise” where she offers some of her own hints and tips to setting up and maintaining your yoga practise as she is well aware how daunting this can be for a Yoga Beginner.
  • Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Teacher and Nutritionist Chantal believes “Miracles Happen on your Mat” and she wants you to experience this. Her article offers you 8 steps to take which will help create these miracles not only on your mat but in your everyday life.
  • In her article “The benefits of regular yoga practice”, Izzy Cave outlines a section about ‘Selfcare and honouring the self and the practise”. In this section she outlines some of the self-sabotaging thoughts we might have which disrupt regular yoga practise and counteracts these thoughts with all the very good reasons why we should practise yoga if we are feeling a certain way.

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Everyone seems to be doing yoga these days, there’s Hilaria Baldwin contorting herself into all sorts of shapes in glamorous places and Gisele Bundchen striking a pose. There are also millions of ordinary men and women around the globe learning the art of yoga and incorporating elements of its moral code into their lives.

In this article I hope to show you how Yoga can benefit you, explain the different yoga types, help you identify which one might suit you, provide you with information about online yoga videos and how you can locate your nearest yoga class.

The Benefits of Regular Yoga Practice

How daily yoga practice has had an effect on my wellbeing so far General thoughts on regular and consistent personal practice: After many months of consistent personal practice I have begun to understand why a slow but steady approach can be more beneficial in the long run. For decades I had listened to teachers from Read More

Yoga from the inside out

A conversation with the body: using yoga to bypass the brain. In its ancient Indian form, hatha yoga was the physical element of a much broader yogic lifestyle. For many practitioners in the western world today, yoga is only hatha: physical exercise to refresh, stretch and strengthen the body. Going to a yoga class is Read More

Miracles Happen on your Mat

When I first tried out yoga in 2007, I tried hard to get into it but somehow it didn't connect. I couldn't let my body go because my mind was feeling restless. All I kept telling my teacher was that I could not stop thinking about a million things. I found the concept of quietness Read More

Maintaining your Home Practise

Getting into and maintaining a home practise can be very daunting to a Yoga newbie but you only have to do a quick search online these days for motivational tips, programmes and guides to help you through. Here are some of my own suggestions; Space Turn off any electrical equipment; this will help you tune Read More