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How To Learn Anything Any Time You Want To

I’ve heard this advice over and over again: just start. Get going. Don’t wait for what’s “right” or “easy.” Start with the beginning. If you are new to something in the world, don’t waste your time worrying about what’s “right” and “easy.” Instead, just learn to see the big picture. In the end, you will find yourself using the strategies that are right for you to tackle whatever is on the forefront of your mind at that particular moment.

In this world, there are few things as common as advice. If you are anything like me, there is something wrong with you. This is why I’m here. Don’t give up. If this advice really bothers you, then you already know what it is, because you’ve read some version of it or heard someone else say it to you for years. It’s your own damn fault that you are where you are right now. And yet I still hear it all the time, and it’s gotten harder and harder to ignore and reject every time. If you want to know something, do this. Let go of the idea that you need to be the best or the only person to work hard at something before you’re ready to take any kind of action in it and be good at it. Instead, focus on the practice… the practice of getting better with the practice of getting better. If this isn’t you, get ready to spend time working for more, working harder to improve the little things you can fix and making a difference at the place where you can make a difference. How do you improve? By doing asanas. And here’s how to do them.

I’ve talked a lot about how to get in the habit, and that will work as well. The first important thing you need to do is recognize what your true purpose is when you practice. What are you trying to accomplish? If you want to improve your yoga, what does that look like? Maybe it’s “improving my health and general wellness,” or “becoming a solid physical and mental athlete.” Maybe you’re trying to improve your confidence, or learning to be more successful at something. For me, my practice and my goal is to become a solid teacher. I love what I do… I’m so very thrilled to be able to give yoga lessons and to see people enjoy them so much and to learn to give such high quality instruction. For that reason, I focus my practice on providing that quality instruction.

Another thing you need to figure out is what your “biggest problem” is when it comes to yoga. Do you just want to do Yoga? Have no desire to learn anything else? Is there one specific goal you want to accomplish with “your” practice?   Or is yoga “just your thing” and you just want to “do some yoga” and you’re not really focusing on the things that you should be working on?   Sometimes I will be doing a pose for a long time and then think,  “Maybe I should have practiced that pose for, like, five minutes before starting this one.”   Sometimes, the last thing I will do on a class is do something very basic like “push-ups,” and then have no idea why, and just get annoyed because I think I should be learning new skills.

The key thing to keep in mind is that Yoga isn’t just something that you do for exercise.   This is especially true if your goal is to improve. When you practice yoga, you are working with your body to improve physical and psychological health… not because you want to be fit and healthy, but because it helps your body achieve your goals. It works like training for a marathon, except even better because you are improving your overall physical and mental fitness with the practice of yoga.

What you are doing is working with your body and mind to help it become stronger… not because it is healthy from a psychological perspective, but because you’re improving your overall mental, spiritual and physical health. Just like that training program your body is doing every day that works for you so well, yoga is something you do to help your body get stronger.

Why is Yoga a Better Exercise Program Than Just Running?

When doing any workout program, the first thing you want to do is to make sure that you get enough sleep. This can be tough if you find that “getting enough sleep” is a big issue for you, but I do a lot of things besides running to help my body get its sleep. My sleep cycle is very different compared to most people’s… when “I wake up,” there are still several hours of deep, restorative sleep before I get into the deep process of falling asleep… that usually lasts between 6-8 hours.