Practices to support ourselves need repetition again and again over the long haul. What we do repeatedly – good or bad – gets embedded into our body and these patterns impact us (often without our knowledge).
That’s why consistency is SO important.
There will be days or weeks that we fall off our routine (hello upcoming holidays), but that doesn’t mean that we throw in the towel and wait until a new week or worse, a new year, to get back to our commitment to ourselves.
Our health is governed by what we do 80% of the time. So having that extra dessert once in a while or taking a week off yoga will not undo us, as long as our larger commitment holds.
You may notice that I teach nearly the SAME opening sequence for every class: adho mukha svanasana (Downward Dog), surya namaskar A (Sun Salutation), parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle). This repetition is grounding for our bodies, soothing to our nervous system, and the repetition builds fluency in us as practitioners.
The truth is that our yoga practice will look more similar than different day after day, and that’s a wonderful thing. It’s our commitment over the long haul that brings forward true progress and healing breakthroughs.
When you commit to a regular practice, the yoga is most effective. A random yoga class here and there will NOT give you the results that consistent weekly practice will.
By investing in membership, you make a commitment to yourself: your body, your health and your well-being. There will still be times you forgo the yoga (I know my practice will be very spotty for the next 2 weeks due to holiday travel). Sometimes you’ll be too tired, burnt out, pulled in a million directions, and that is ok!
You simply need to keep coming back to your practice for the benefits of yoga to take hold, and membership will help you do just that.
Become a member (we are currently waiving the $20 activation fee) and commit to YOU. And if life changes in a big way, no worries! Membership is month to month, and you can change tiers or cancel any time with 30 days notice.