The published version of the "Yoga Practice Journal" can be purchased direct from the publisher or ordered through your local bookshop.

Excerpt from "Yoga Practice Journal"
2005 by Witold Fitz-Simon

 
 MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES
 
You can have the best intentions in the world, but they will not do you any good if you do not actually practice. Here are some ideas to get you moving on a regular basis.
 
Set simple and unambitious goals.

A simple and achievable goal such as practicing for just 15 minutes every day, or five times a week, even if only for 10 minutes, can help relieve the pressures of expectation and guilt.
 
Decide on a plan before you start.

Write down what you want to do at the beginning of a practice, or the beginning of a week or month, and make sure you stick to the plan.
 
Practice with a partner.

As long as you don’t spend too muich time chatting, practicing with someone else can be strongly motivating and more enjoyable.
 
Practice a little every day.

Better to do five or ten minutes a day than two hours once a month.
 
Set a regular practice time.

Working your practice into your daily routine will reduce the mental effort required to get you started.
 
Make special practice dates with yourself.

If your schedule does not allow for a regular daily practice, set aside chunks of time in your week as you might if you were to go to a movie with friends.
 
Follow a program.

Many yoga books will include long-term programs you can follow.
 
Repeat class sequences at home.

If you attend class regularly, practice what you worked on in class.
 
If you have a regular practice, occasionally break your routine.

Changing your your routine will keep your practice fresh.
 
Rest occasionally.

Either stop practicing completely for a week or two or only practice restorative poses. You might be surprised how much stronger and flexible you become once you return to your routine.


The published version of the "Yoga Practice Journal" can be purchased direct from the publisher or ordered through your local bookshop.