WHAT TO DO ON THOSE DAYS WHEN PRACTISING YOGA SEEMS THE HARDEST THING?

yoga-tired-catDo you have those days when, just waking up, the only idea of doing your asana yoga practice seems like a huge effort?

Is it because you’re been working a lot, partying a lot or for reasons you even don’t really know, the thought of getting out of bed and laying down your mat or going to your usual yoga studio is something inconceivable.

Or, you feel tired but lay down your mat all the same just to discover that only a few sun salutations and you can’t take more of them…

 

Well, it has happened to me a few times lately… a busier yoga teaching schedule, my yoga photography work activities, some life-changing decisions coming together with their dear friend called stress, plus all other householder obligations have at times completely dried up my energies.

So, what to do in those cases?

First, ask yourself: am I lazy this morning or is it more than that? If it is laziness, unroll your mat and that will likely go away after a few jumps 🙂

But if the answer is: ‘ It’s more than laziness’, than evaluate to undergo an adjusted / abbreviated practice. And it’s not seldom that such a practice will help infusing new energy within you. And when I say adjusted, I do not only mean in terms of asanas… it has helped me at times to do my practice later during the day compared to early morning. Isn’t yoga a lot about being flexible in our lives? than, be flexible!

And last, if you really feel all that you need on that day is rest, than take a rest! And enjoy the extra time in your day, dedicating part of it to chanting, meditation or just being.

 

That’s the way I managed to keep up my daily practice over the last month. What is your way? Would love to hear those… please comment.

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2 Responses to WHAT TO DO ON THOSE DAYS WHEN PRACTISING YOGA SEEMS THE HARDEST THING?

  1. theprimerose says:

    So true Sonja! but in the end, it’s a lot about discipline… and the fact that both practicing yoga and writing makes us feel better..

  2. Sonja says:

    sometimes, practicing yoga is like writing for your blog. There are days when you feel like doing it, and days when you feel like letting it go. But we always come back: both to the Yoga mat and to writing.

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