Why practice daily?

Sep 18, 2018

Even if I can’t get to Kripalu and that chair – my favorite for meditation – I try to imagine myself there in my daily meditation practice. It’s that daily repetition that creates healthy habits and ultimately, a wonderful sense of well-being that follows you through your entire day.

After class the other day, someone asked how many days it takes to create a healthy habit. The typical answer is 21 – but that doesn’t mean you have to come for a class every day (as much as we’d love to see you!). It means that every day there’s at least a moment where you follow your breath, or you wake up and remember to do shoulder rolls, or you get down and do a few dog/cat tilts and maybe one down dog before you go to work or go wake up your kids.

It’s just having at least a moment of awareness that carries over into what you choose to eat for breakfast, whether you take that morning walk, and how you interact with your entire day.

Fall for me is always the time to recommit to very specific habits – in my case, attending the 8:45 am Saturday (3 weeks in a row, I’m trying to keep the streak going!) and adding at least one other class. This week I was lucky enough to attend both Laura’s 5:45 pm After-Work Flow (a lovely, extremely gentle Kripalu class) and Michele’s new Beginner’s, where it was wonderful to see so many brave souls trying Yoga for the first time or returning after a long hiatus.

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