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.

or

Do a few Sun Salutations on the mat, in the chair, in bed!

or

Do a few favourite stretches in your chair, on the sofa, in the garden, invite the kids!

Or

Sweep the Lego out of the way and put your legs up the wall for a few minutes.

or

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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