It’s up to You!
For those of you who don’t like to read long posts I will summarize the answer for you and leave the long post for another day. The answer to how often should you do yoga is within the question, it’s up to you!
Between 3-5 times a week would be perfect, one day of yoga and a day of rest. But if you only manage to practice for 1 hour a week you will definitely experience the benefits of yoga. The most important thing to remember when practicing yoga is to listen to your body, it is important to let your body recover between sessions just like in any sports activity (what? if yoga even a sport?).
- Begin with 1 hour of yoga a week and move up from there
- Between 3-5 yoga practices a week with one day of recovery in between
- Listen to your body and consult your doctor if needed
If you would like to know how often you should practice yoga I would suggest that you check it out for your self. For example, decide that this month you practice 3 times a week and see how it feels. You will probably feel an immediate change, whether it’s your physical feelings or your emotions. If after that month you will feel that 3 times was to difficult to commit then wind down to only twice a week.
Try to find the balance between what is considered the best amount of yoga practiced and what your body is telling you. In yoga, there also can be injuries so it is important to consult your doctor before any sports activity and remember to take it slow and listen to what your body is telling you. If your downward-dog pose is giving you back pain than try a different variation of it or try focusing on different poses.
We all have a busy schedule and it isn’t easy to fit 3-5 yoga exercises a week, that’s why if you start with small steps you will be able to make a big difference in your life.
Start small – 1 hour a week – see how you feel and continue from there.
How many times do you practice yoga?
How many times would you wish you could practice?
What is setting you back?
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