Practice Tips: How to Schedule a Self Practice

This is another question I get asked a lot! If you self practice how do you stay motivated, how do you know what to do? Here's some advice I've given in the past: 

How Often Should I Practice?
Personally I would suggest practicing everyday. It doesn't have to be anything super intense. Even if it was just 10mins of meditation every day it's something! 

But let's say you really wanna go for it. I would suggest practicing for about 45mins-1 hour every day first thing in the morning (so that's before you eat but after you pee ;)

What Should I Do For Practice?
To keep things interesting change it up everyday, it can not only help you look forward to doing something later on in the week but also remind you to do the things you don't like. So not to say that yoga is like body building but in the sport most will focus on one body part each day so they don't over work/strain one part of the body & leave the others ignored or weak. The same can be applied to yoga & here's what I kind of do for my teaching schedule/plan.

Monday: Hamstrings  
Tueaday: Hips
Wednesday: Twisting  
Thursday: Back Bending  
Friday: Arm Balancing  
Saturday: Inversions
Sunday: Yin yoga/Restorative  

This is just an example & not to say you CANT do inversions & arm balances every day. The themes will interweave with each other regardless depending on the poses you choose to do. But this can be used as just a guide to help plan ahead. So what you can do is look online for some YouTube/subscription classes that focus on your theme, plan it out with what you want to do on what day & commit. 

Commiting will be the hardest part. Especially when it comes to a day when you've planned to do something you don't like doing. Like cardio day. Lol. Who likes that. But you know you should so you commit & that's part of the yoga too. Although this plan is designed to keep you more interested & motivated. Much of yoga is based on good old boring repetition. But there is something to be said about boredom & pushing through it. There is something to be said about finding motivation when you feel like you have none.  

I hope this helps! 

Love, 
Erica