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Accountability Hacks

I want to start an Open Practice time in May at the studio. What I mean by “open practice” is that I will commit to being at the studio, Monday through Friday at 7 AM in May for an hour’s practice. I am not going to teach yoga on those mornings. I am going to do my own practice. But I am also going to invite others to join me and do their own practice. There will be no fee. A donation box, maybe, for people who want to give.

I will do at the studio exactly what I would do in my own yoga room here at home, except I am NOT doing my yoga here at home. What promising to show up  will do, is hold me accountable to my practice. It will also force me to go to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier, and that is something I have been wanting to do for awhile but I just can’t seem to make happen.

If other people want to come and practice along with me, that will be great. But even if no one comes, and I practice alone, that will be great, too. It will be weird not to teach if other people show up, but that’s what Christine and I used to do. We’d both show up at the same time, work on our postures, then leave for our respective days. It was a nice way to practice. We were alone together.

One problem I foresee is lots of people not knowing how to practice. Most people want to practice but they don’t know what to DO. For those people  I would print out some of my favorite sequences for them to use to get started.

Today I spent some time organizing all the props. I ordered this shelf unit on wheels and it came the other day. G put it all together last night and I went in today and organized my inventory of blankets, bolsters and cushions.

Here’s what it looks like now.

Yoga storage

I am pleased.

A week from today the Challenge will be over. This month has flown. I will talk about the Challenge tomorrow.

Now, I must sleep.

Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

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