When do you practice yoga? For many of us who attend classes during the work week, our practice has to fit into whatever time is available, whether that's before work in the morning, during our lunch break, or after work in the evening. And those of us who don't work at a formal job still must balance many activities during our busy days.
So how do you bridge the gap between your frantic life and the peace and calm of the studio?
If you find yourself impatient at the start of your practice, anxious for something to happen, just recognize that you're bringing some of that outside mentality into the classroom. Once you see what you're doing, mentally reach inward and downshift your gears. If you're in overdrive, downshift to fourth gear, then third, second and finally neutral. Relax inside, breathe deeply and savor the way it feels.