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!

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