Tuesday, January 26, 2016
What do the Sutras say about that?
Yoga Sutra 1.14 says "practice for a long time, with consistency & enthusiasm". (this is the translation that resonates most with me - there are other similar translations). A practice like this sticks. It's becomes a part of your everyday life & part of who you are.
Yoga Sutra 1.14 doesn't say "practice a whole lot in January & then forget about it the rest of the year".
If you've been practicing yoga & haven't heard of the Yoga Sutras, now's your chance to learn about them. Look it up on Google or buy a good book on Amazon.
Yoga Sutra 1.14: "practice for a long time, with consistency & enthusiasm".
We get alot of new students in my yoga studio every January. It's awesome. People committing or recommitting to taking care of themselves.
But...inevitably, there are those people who stop coming for class after January.
Stuff comes up, life happens & if you're one of those people, you just stop getting on your mat. When I first started practicing, I was one of those people.
"practice for a long time" As in, start now practice until you're 100 years old.
"with consistency" Make your practice a priority...make yourself a priority. Commit to practicing 3 days a week, 5 days a week, 7 days a week.
"enthusiasm" Does getting on your mat feel like just something else you have to do? If you can get on your mat...if you have a body that you can move through a yoga practice...be excited about that!! If you can actually get into a studio to practice...be excited about that!! Seriously. Remember how lucky you are to have a body & a life that can support your yoga practice.
If you want to experience transformation this year, practice. Forget your resolutions & just practice. Practice with consistency & enthusiasm & keep practicing for a very long time.