Shouldn’t you always give 100% effort to everything?
First of all I’m not a fan of the word “should”, but that aside, I have found that putting in 75% effort has allowed me to stay consistent in my practice.
There are so many areas in my life where I feel challenged, where I am giving 100% or more and to be able to come to my mat as I am, without huge expectations or “should s” is a retreat!
Other things I do consistently,
🧘♂️I rest in my practice. I will take Child’s Pose throughout my practice. This gives me the opportunity to rest, come back to my breath and check in with myself.
🧘♂️I rest in poses. I love flows, moving from Pose to Pose is a beautiful dance for me but I also appreciate the time I get when I hold a pose. Softening in it as I need to so I can “rest” in it.
I do all these things whether I’m doing a restorative class or a high energy flow.
By practicing this way, I mostly eliminate any judgement or evaluation that I may have tried to put on myself. I lower the chances of being frustrated or feeling failure in my practice.
I am nourished on my mat.❤️