Winning tactics for yoga practice

Winning Tactics for Yoga Practice

Do you Feel Bad about missing your Yoga Practice?

"My yoga practice keeps me going”

“Without my morning routine, I feel incomplete”

These are Common Statements by Yoga Practitioners.

  • But what occurs if you skip practice?
  • What happens if you don't meditate on a given day?
  • How do you feel if you miss your yoga routine?
  • How successful is your yoga practice?

A missed yoga practice ruins your day. The mat that gives you energy is now the cause of your negative mood. You end up punishing yourself and those around you by losing your temper for the entire day because you missed practice. Whether it was due to laziness, procrastination, or any other obstacle, you are drowning in guilt.

People around you begin to question the benefits of yoga when you do such things. This explains why people are more motivated to improve their physical health than their mental health. If the mind is steady, everything will work itself out. Because the shape of the mind cannot be seen, heard, or enjoyed as a pleasure, nobody wants to work on it. But one can see, feel, and enjoy one's body's shape. Consequently, yoga is often associated with a physically fit body.

Yoga sadhana is intended to keep you balanced throughout all phases of life. If you give in to your ego and carry a bad attitude, your yoga practice will fail you. Having a perfect figure, a flexible body, and performing a headstand or handstand may be easy for you. However, your attitude on the day you miss your yoga practice, your intention beyond the mat, and your spontaneous response to random situations are a testimony to your yoga practice.

How do you Cultivate the Right Yoga Practice?

Sincerity in your practice can transform your way of looking at your Yoga routine. Analyse your desire to practice yoga. Ask these questions to yourself:

  • Am I comparing myself to an advanced practitioner?
  • Am I carried away by social media poses?
  • Am I craving for recognition?

Yoga is a physical practice that can be used to treat and manage a range of health conditions. You can use it to treat and manage a variety of health conditions. If your practice is backed by a deep desire to excel at an asana or become better than your competitor, your sadhana will not bring mental maturity. You will never attain enlightenment. You will never experience meditation, even if you practice for 365 days. Your mind will be constantly alert to identify hurdles. It will refuse to rest. 

So How will you Deal with it?

It is very easy. Let go of your desire to achieve something through your sadhana. Your yoga practice should focus on these 4 aspects:

  • Getting your body moving.
  • Increasing the flow of prana through your body.
  • Improving your mental clarity.
  • Getting rid of distracting thoughts.

Make consistent efforts to quiet your mind. A quiet mind has more clarity and is more alive.

Are you Trying to Heal?

While undergoing a focused practice to treat any disease, aim at healing yourself first. Do not overdo it in order to achieve certain poses. Do not be in a rush to experience miracles.  Your body and mind need to receive signals of compassion, trust, and love in order to support your fitness journey. Therefore, it is better to enjoy your sadhana at whatever stage you are as a practitioner and forgive yourself on the day you miss it. It is not a crime, after all. It is just a part of learning. Enjoy your journey of self-exploration with a smile.

Following the guidelines of a yoga expert is preferable if your goal is to:

Lose weight, improve sleep, manage depression, provide prenatal care, cure thyroid disease, or treat any other illness.

5 Simple Steps to Creating an Effective Yoga Practice:

  • Yamas and Niyamas build the foundation of yoga practice.
  • Focus on progressing at one thing at a time.
  • Never skip pranayama.
  • Fix a particular time and place for practice.
  • On lazy days, just sit and breathe.

If you are looking for some great yoga routine this winter, here is a guide for you: