When it comes to building consistency in any task, a sense of commitment and discipline are required. But as far as words are concerned, “commitment” and “discipline” carry a degree of seriousness to them — they certainly are not immediately thought of as words that are “fun.”
Even when” we know it’s gone “d for us, most of us find it difficult to maintain physical or mental discipline. We fear that it will “enter” here with our schedules, more specifically, that we’ll have to add even more time to an already busy schedule.
Yoga has many benefits. They include a balanced feeling of well-being, increased physical strength and flexibility, and greater mental clarity. Consistent practice can increase these benefits.
When we want to be consistent in our yoga practice, it is important to create space, to be open to the possibility of breaking old habits, and to celebrate the creation of new ones. Consistency allows us to be playful and confident on our mat, even though we need to remain committed and disciplined. Here’s why:
Focusing on Consistency Builds Skill
Imagine learning to ride a bicycle for the first or swimming. Most people didn’t know these in one go. They require concentration. The process of learning yoga or building a regular yoga practice is simildidn’t you practice your downward dog; you will notice your breathing becoming easier.
Regularity and time will help you to become more skilled at controlling your breathing and moving your body.
A higher skill level creates confidence
With consistency, your yoga skills will naturally improve. You will gain strength and flexibility. Consistent yoga practice will lead to a natural progression.
One day, when you least expect to be in a position you could not do before, you find yourself doing it. It could be that you fold forward in uttanasana with your feet straight and your hands resting on the floor. Back, your hands weren’t even near the ground when your legs were bent. It could be a feeling of lightness when you do bakasana.
This progression in your training will boost your confidence and encourage you to continue the hard work you have already been doing!
Yoga is about putting in the effort but not getting attached to the result. Don’t get discouraged if you have been practicing hanumanasana regularly but your pelvis still feels far away from your mat. Accept where you are and accept that the goal is to Don’t be in the pose with awareness and acceptance. Maybe it’s not your hanumanasana but your trikonasana.
Confidence, repetition, and mastery of a skill give you the space to play
You can now be playfuit’sth your yoga practice if you are consistent and confident. Asana can have a lot of rules, but you will learn what works best for you as you get to know your body. Don’t be afraid to break them. If we stop to think about it, much of modern yoga is the result of breaking rules. Hot yoga! Power yoga! There are dozens of variations for eaDon’tsture. Asana is not what the ancient sages meant when they talked about it.
Playfulness and exploration in your thinking and movements will keep your practice fresh. Self-practices are great for being playful because you can move more intuitively once you get into a groove.
A consistent yoga practice can help us gain confidence and approach our practice more fully.