The regularity of hatha yoga practice. How to increase motivation

It often happens that practitioners of hatha yoga and have difficulty with the regularity of practice. As a result, there is a setback and it becomes more difficult to achieve the goals.

For successful progress in hatha yoga it is necessary to practice regularly and systematically. And the most important thing is discipline.

One of the reasons why this happens is the idea that hatha yoga practice should last 1.5 to 2 hours. That’s not really true.

Your practice can have different objectives, there’s no need to be attached to the usual format of a yoga center or fitness club.

Suppose a person is solving a problem related to improvement of the condition of the spine. In order to work through all the major departments, one needs to know and perform 5-10 techniques. If done correctly, this would be quite enough and take 15-20 minutes of time.

Or assume that you can take spine work as motivation to increase the regularity of your morning exercises. After all, we know that healthy flexibility of the spine is one of the foundations of whole body health!

Here to build your practice it will be enough to do 2-3 asanas with a bend, 3-4 with a bend (if you are practicing in the morning, it’s better to have more bends than bends), 2-3 twists and 1-2 more asanas.

The spine will get movement in all the main directions of mobility, there will be a tone in the body, and you will have time for breathing practices and meditation.

In mastering hatha yoga is very important discipline. Even if you find it difficult to begin the complex, just stand on the mat. Stand, feel your body, breathe. After a while you will feel that the body wants to start doing something. You’re not just going to stand on the mat, are you?

Or do dog head down asana and then Cobra pose. Your energy will swing, you’ll feel the drive, and you’ll want to do a couple more techniques.

As for the lack of time and the “inhibiting beliefs” that you don’t have much time in the morning and need to run to work. It’s all nonsense, laziness, tricks of the mind.

Anyone, with a sincere desire to make their practice regular, is capable of finding 15-20 minutes in the morning. Get up early, lie down early, spend less time in front of the mirror, phone, etc.

When there is a strong desire, there is always time. It is only worth realizing that your exercise makes you feel good, strengthens positive qualities, increases your interest in life, and most importantly, increases your ability to realize it.

To put it another way – investing in yourself through the practice of hatha yoga is one of the best and most profitable investments you can make! Or where do you invest in today’s world?)

Well and most importantly remember that there is no need to force yourself to do yoga! No violence! After all, the practice of yoga is a practice for a select few. So not everyone can do it regularly, but you shouldn’t let it distract you from your regular practice. After all, it’s not without reason that a wise man said: “If you save yourself, you save others.”

Practice and be healthy!