Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good in your yoga practice
Sometimes I get stuck in this fixed idea of what is the ‘right’ or ‘perfect’ practice and I end up procrastinating for days (or more!) waiting for the uninterrupted time and abundant energy to do this perfect practice.
Instead, these days, I’m aiming for good.
I want to have yoga in my life all the time, not just at the perfect time, and that means that yoga has to meet me where I’m at. I don’t always have 60 or 90-min to practice, and I definitely don’t always have the energy for a full practice. So, now I aim for good. Sometimes that means a big juicy full practice, sometimes that means a yoga ‘snack’.
If you can’t do a full practice, do a ½ practice, a ¼ practice.
Do a few Sun Salutations on the mat, in the chair, in bed!
Do a few favourite stretches in your chair, on the sofa, in the garden, invite the kids!
Sweep the Lego out of the way and put your legs up the wall for a few minutes.
Close your eyes, take a few breaths, and tune into all your senses for a few minutes
It’s all yoga, and it’s all good!