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How do you know if your yoga practice is "working"?

Updated: Nov 27, 2022

How do you know if your yoga practice is "working?" One of my teachers, Rolf Gates, says to look for the "ordinary victories." A teaching from Ayurveda says to observe if your cravings and behaviors are coming from a place of balance or imbalance. Here are some ways that I can feel my practice is "working": 

Less staying up late/ more getting up with the sunrise

Less cravings for alcohol, meat, caffeine, and sugar/ more cravings for veggies and nourishing foods  

Less judgmental and insecure thoughts/ more kind and loving thoughts

Less mind-numbing TV/ more soul-nourishing books

More joy, more grief, more anger, more love, more laughs, more tears, more feeling

Toxic relationship dynamics start to disappear  

Limiting patterns and beliefs start to lose their grip

My creativity flows easily

I say yes when I mean yes and no when I mean no

I rest when I am tired

My mental chatter is quieter and my intuition is louder

Less dependent on external teachers and outside input/ more trusting of my inner knowing

Life feels less like a forceful push/ more like a joyful ride

"Practice and all is coming." - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

How are you measuring "progress" in your practice?

With love,


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