One of the best ways to nurture a daily yoga practice is to take it one small step at a time. Sometimes when we’re excited about a new activity, we are filled with enthusiastic energy that motivates us to commit to big goals.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but have you ever gotten so excited about something, tried it for a few days, then started to make up excuses to avoid doing it? It’s not your fault, it’s our brains! When the brain is not used to a new activity, it starts resisting the change.
Cultivating a habit requires repetitive actions to help your brain understand the new routine. It helps to set small goals, like 10 minutes of yoga a day for a week or two. Pick a goal that’s almost too easy, so you can successfully show up to the mat each day. While feeling proud of your accomplishment, you’ll be more likely to stay motivated to set bigger goals!