10 Inspiring Quotes About Building a Home Yoga Practice
By Adrienne Jurado • May 26th, 2013 • 13954 Views
Starting (and actually sticking with) any new habit can be incredibly challenging, and yoga is no exception, especially when it comes to practicing yoga at home.
I’m continuously amazed at how diligent I am at sticking to my yoga practice when I have set days and times that I go to a studio with other people…and how horrible I am at sticking to my practice at home by myself!
Why can it be so difficult to do something that makes me feel so good?
Have you ever found yourself asking this same question? Well don’t be too hard on yourself, even experienced and world-renowned yoga teachers struggle when it comes to their home yoga practice. In a recent interview with Teachasana, Elena Brower admitted that one of the biggest challenges she’s faced as a yoga teacher has been practicing yoga at home.
“It took over a decade to develop a steady home practice, and it was only when I began studying Kundalini yoga that I found a regular time for myself.” commented Elena.
What else are some of the world’s best-known yoga teachers saying when it comes establishing a consistent yoga practice?
Here are ten of my favorite quotes from top yoga teachers, which might just be what you need to get started with - and actually stick to - your home yoga practice.
1. Shiva Rea - Experiment first, then be consistent.
“Start where you are: Don't limit your experience with the idea that you need to meet some external goal. Let the internal and external training and churning and transformation happen authentically and in their own time. Show up: Stay present in your breath and be compassionate with yourself as you discover and play with your evolutionary edge. Be consistent: Establishing a practice is about finding a rhythm. Try practicing at different times of the day until you find the time where the rhythm of your daily energy naturally supports a steady practice.”
2. Ashley Turner - Make your practice a conscious choice.
“One of the most dangerous words in the English language is “SHOULD.” We bury ourselves in shame and inadequacy when we listen to the “Should Bird” resting eagerly on our shoulder. Every time we use the word “should”, we are in effect saying that we are “wrong” and “not good enough.” As my Priestess, Ariel says, the “should bird” is “should-ing” all over us. The message...