Find the balance: acceptance and discipline in your yoga practice

A balance of acceptance and discipline is vital in our yoga practice. Too much acceptance and you might never get on your mat. Too much discipline and you start pushing yourself to the point of burn out.

Why is it so hard to do what’s good for us?

Confession time. As I write this, I’m going through a phase where I have only managed to get myself on my mat at home once a week. This is a hard thing to admit as a yoga teacher in training. But it is a common pattern for a lot of us – we are least likely to take proper care of ourselves when we most need to. So why is it so hard to actually do the things that are good for us?

5 top tips for getting yourself on the mat

I’m not going to give you a list of reasons why it’s a great idea to develop a self-practice, or any inspiring quotes about motivation – I think you probably know all of that already. Instead, I’m going to share my top 5 super-practical tips for getting yourself on the mat…