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The holiday season is beginning, and you know what that means: time spent with loved ones, delicious home-cooked meals, and, yes, fewer hours devoted to keeping fit. Your yoga practice is at its finest when you practice consistently, but busy days and fewer hours of daylight can cause consistency to suffer. So how do you keep your practice alive when there are dozens of other things filling your days?
Get your day off to a yogic start.
It doesn't take much to start off your day on the right foot. Right off the bat, devote just 5 minutes each morning to sitting quietly in your home, breathing deeply. If meditation isn't your thing, no worries! Simply set an intention for the day. This can be as basic as "I will exercise patience" or "I will practice compassion towards my coworkers." If you're feeling inspired, practice some gentle stretches. Beginning your morning with positivity and kindness to your body will set the tone for a great day.
Lay off the excuses.
Whether you choose to set a reminder on your phone or schedule some time in your calendar, do what you can to avoid the "I have no time" excuse. We're all busy, but in truth the time is there. I love relaxing in front of TV in the evening, and it's very tempting to settle in as soon as I get home, particularly when the sun has already gone down. If I devote half an hour to my ... Continue
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