In 2013, I stopped blogging. For a few reasons. One being: that I had overcomplicated it.
I met with a friend recently who’s a regular blogger. He writes well, in an engaging and authentic way. I asked him how long he spent on each one. “Around an hour” he told me. Smiling and relaxed. I was impressed.
And then in my current job, I noticed the company website had short, simple blogs. Several per day! I liked reading them. They were easy to digest. And I realised I didn’t want or need to spend hours writing each one, perfecting and stressing. I could free up a little, and write in a simpler way.
A weight had been lifted!
My aim is to still channel my creative energy and ideas into writing, to help people to feel good through yoga. Just, I’ll do it in a less time-consuming, more energy-gaining way.
So, now I want to turn it around – how can you simplify your approach to Yoga?
Are your current expectations too high for your time on the mat? Is your regular group class that little bit too long? Do you have an unhelpful, preconceived idea of what a Yogi should be?
Simplify, simplify. Whilst it’s understandable that you want a lot from yourself and your practice. Overcomplicating Yoga could be the very thing holding you back from reaping the benefits.
I challenge you in 2014, to start practising Yoga, in a way that suits you. Simple enough to fit in with your life as it is. Enjoyable enough that you’ll want to do it!
Whether that’s a few rounds of Sun Salutations to kickstart the week. Following a basic Yoga DVD in the comfort of your home. Or perhaps trying out that half hour lunch-time class at work.
It doesn’t need to be perfect. It doesn’t need to overwhelm you.
Enjoy a simplified practice, and let us know how you get on 🙂