Over the past two weeks, I have discovered that when I journal my yoga practice, I see an improvement in my daily commitment. Like any good yoga prop, a journal makes my practice more accessible and more productive.
In the beginning, I simply used my calendar to record the date/time and basic content of each yoga practice. For example, I recorded, “Monday, August 1st at 8-8:30am, Sun Salutations and Restorative Viparita Karani”.
But lately, I give even more detail to my plans. Developing and writing down a 20-30 minute sequence ahead of time assures that I keep a consistent daily practice which is varied and beneficial.
This week your challenge is to document your home practice through journaling.
Here are my guidelines for using a Yoga Practice Journal:
- Sit down and plan out your home practice either each evening or on a weekly basis.
- Nothing has to be written in stone – if you decide to vary the length, time of day or type of practice, then change it.
- Each practice does not have to be complex –
- Use your the weekly YOLY Challenges to inspire you.
- Write down an intention for the day & meditate on your mat for a few minutes.
- Note something from class or even draw a pose for quick reference.
- Take a couple of minutes after your practice to reflect and maybe jot down some ideas for the next day.
- Contact me with your questions/comments – I’d love to share your process!