How To Get Back On The Yoga Mat After An Unexpected Break


We all know what it is like. Life often annoyingly gets in the way of all the really important things in life, like your yoga practice. You miss one or two sessions and you get out of the habit and before you know it. Weeks or even months fly by. Don’t worry, follow these steps to get yourself back on the yoga mat.

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Yoga Requires Commitment

This is the problem for many because time is often so restricted, however, to make your yoga practice work, you need a plan of action. Think about it, each session must work for you and support your physical and emotional needs. Each posture must benefit you, therefore, it’s important to make time on the yoga mat sacred once more.

Let the Yoga Mat Become an Important Part of the Session

Don’t just leave your yoga mat rolled up in the corner or tucked away in your wardrobe. Out of sight is out of mind. Unroll it and let it tempt or taunt you back to your yoga session. If you don’t have space to do this without tripping over it, take a look at your schedule. Set just ten minutes aside. This way, you will find time to get onto the mat and be able to practice a quick series of yoga postures just to get into the swing of things.

Two Yoga Session Examples

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Mountain pose (Tadasana)

Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar)

Corpse pose (Savasana)

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Mountain pose (Tadasana)

Cat and Cow pose (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana)

Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)

Child’s pose (Balasana)

Make Your Sessions Work for You

These postures take very little time to perform but they will make you feel so much better. Always work to balance out the body and to target the areas that need it the most. The sun salutation works the whole of the body and so, is perfect for first thing in the morning. It enables you to shake off slumber or it can be performed during the day. The second sequence stretches the spine, so is wonderful if you feel tense and achy. Enjoy each moment on the yoga mat. Let it benefit you so that you want to return and practice more.

In conclusion, it’s easy to sequence your own yoga sessions. Just consider the parts of the body that you need to work on and make sure your postures balance this out. In time, you will look forward to every session on that yoga mat and you’ll feel great.