The great yoga master Pattabhi Jois was often asked for advice about practice. Once one of his students asked:”Guruji, you have seen my life, met my friends. As a big yogi to a little yogi, do you have any advice for me?” “Yes,” he replied. “Each morning, wake up. Do as much yoga as you want. Maybe you’ll eat, maybe you’ll fast. Maybe you’ll sleep indoors, maybe you’ll sleep outdoors. The next morning, wake up. Do as much yoga as you want. Maybe you’ll eat, maybe you’ll fast. Maybe you’ll sleep indoors, maybe you’ll sleep outdoors. Practice yoga, and all is coming!”
Practice and all is coming, the master’s advice so simple yet profound. Location is important in practice. You learn how to study yoga in class, you learn how to practice yoga at home. Practicing in your home is an important addition to studying weekly with your teacher. We suggest that you start small by doing a few postures each day, perhaps postures you learned in class. We are happy to help you with some suggestions. Continuity of practice is the secret of success. Keep in mind that the amount of time dedicated to practice is not as important as practicing daily. The point is just do it. You will be surprised of what comes.
May 1, 2016