So you have been to a few of yoga classes, you know it is great for your mental health and you know you should make a regular thing of it. Here’s some tips on how to make it a habit.
- Schedule a regular weekly class and time at home in the mornings to get you out of bed.
- Research which type of yoga would be most helpful to boost your current. Yin yoga is an active (sweaty) workout and yin is stretching at a relaxed (non-sweaty) pace. Both should be practised for balance.
- Join classpass if you live in London or MoveGB if you live elsewhere in the UK. I really love trying out different studios and using it as an excuse to explore new areas.
- Keep a rolled up yoga top, leggings, deodorant and hair bands in your desk or locker at work.
- Find a yoga buddy who will stop you from making excuses not to attend classes and push you to work harder.
- Being around other people really helps you get out of your head.
- Do everything to eliminate last-minute excuses not to go to a class. Have your yoga kit washed, have spare, paint your toenails, have a light snack ready so you are not hungry etc.
- Use how you feel after a class and the satisfaction of seeing an improvement to spur your on. Remember that you have never regretted going to a class.
- Plan a reward for after the class.
- Write a list of reason why you do yoga and which positions you want to work towards. Put this where you can see it.
Let know in comments other tricks you use.