I'm happy to say that I've been on my mat almost every day this year. Happy, and a little surprised too. I might have alluded to this in my post about morning yoga, but I wasn't too convinced the habit would last. But here I am, at the end of February, with what I would call my very own yoga practice. (Whaaat?) I've done a couple of things that help me stay mativated (that's a lame pun, I know). First, it feels damn good, so why stop? Since I started a daily practice, I feel better physically, emotionally, and mentally. And my work can get stressful, so it's much needed.
Second, I have a great teacher and guide. Yes, she's on Youtube, but it helps to have someone to practice with, even via the internet. If you haven't already (and you're at all interested in yoga), check out Yoga with Adriene. She's got a program out now called Reboot. You can find it here.
Lastly, I decided to supplement my home practice with a bit of studio time. I eased into it by visiting the class of an instructor I know and love, Lynn Rescigno. I got acquainted with her through an Ashtanga class a couple of years ago. She's incredibly knowledgeable, but also lots of fun. If you're in Pittsburgh and want to check out a class, she teaches at several spots around town, including Bend Yoga and BYS Yoga.
As Adriene would say, "Let's get moving!"