Procrastinating... Try Micro Yoga!
I am yoga convert/lover/promoter/teacher/student… you get the picture… I really like yoga and I would love everyone to experience the amazing benefits of the ancient practice. While I never struggle to get myself to a studio class, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have many moments that I found it almost impossible to step onto the mat when I’m at home on my own.
This has made me very passionate about finding and sharing inspiring ways to incorporate yoga into our daily lives. Sometimes it seems like every mundane task that I have been putting off for months quite simply can’t wait another moment and must be attended to immediately. Who knew cleaning bathrooms and rearranging messy drawers could be so satisfying?! I’m sure you’ve been there too!
This got me thinking, how can I make my solo yoga practice as enticing as studio and group practice? As a creative arts graduate and musician, the answer for me was simple. Create a killer playlist and give myself permission to practice what I have affectionately coined ‘micro yoga’. I realised that part of the reason I was procrastinating was because on some days the idea of a 30 min or hour long solo practice was just too much and rather than skip yoga all together I could allow myself to just do a round of sun salutations, practice my favourite (or not so favourite) postures or even yoga inspired dance to one of my favourite tunes. This gave me a 3 to 10 minute practice and provided the daily consistency that would have been lost had I not stepped on the mat all.
Busyness has become a standard way of life for so many people and our ‘to do’ lists are getting longer and longer. These ‘micro yoga’ bursts are awesome because they give your body and mind the benefits of the postures but they also give you the feeling of satisfaction for turning up on the mat and to quote Woody Allen ‘80% of success in life is just showing up’. I would love to know what you do to inspire your practice and how you mix things that you love into your yoga. So please take a micro moment and share with our community.