As 2018 reaches its end, New Year’s Resolutions start to become a hot topic. This is a great time to bring some more yoga into your life!
But how do you set a resolution for yourself that you will keep? Sometimes, resolutions taper off a few weeks into the year, leaving you feeling a little dismayed. If one of your resolutions is to practice more yoga, it’s easy to take an all-or-nothing approach and set goals like I’ll go to the studio twice a day every day! Maybe this is a routine you can stick to—if so, that’s wonderful! But if not, it’s tempting to throw in the towel and stop practicing and wait until the next new year to start the cycle all over again. What if you decided to do just a little bit more yoga than you were doing before? If you were going to class once a month, try going twice. If you were going to one class every week, try two. Setting realistic expectations for what you will be able to accomplish is a great way to encourage you to stick to your resolutions, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you exceed your goals!
You can also try going to class with a friend, or perhaps attend an event or a workshop to mix things up. And if you find yourself in a class that doesn’t feel like a good fit for you, explore other offerings until you find one you really look forward to.
Practicing at consistent times can also help—choose a class that takes place at a time you know you are typically available, and you will be more likely to keep showing up. It takes a while to build a habit, so stick with it!
Hot Yoga is a fantastic option if you’re trying to boost your yoga practice this winter. There’s nothing better than coming in out of the cold to a rejuvenating hot class, and the best part is that there are hot yoga offerings in the morning and the evening almost every day of the week, so you’ll most likely find one that suits your schedule and needs! On Mondays, Hot Vinyasa Level 1-2 is offered twice, in the morning from 9:00 to 10:15 AM, and in the evening from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. On Tuesdays and Thursdays you can start your day early with Morning Hot Vinyasa Level 1-2 from 6:30 to 7:30 AM, and feel balanced and energized all day. If that’s a little too early, there is also a Hot Vinyasa Level 2 class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:15 PM, and a Gentle Hot Yoga class on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM if you’re looking for something a little gentler. On Fridays, there is a $5 Fridays Community Hot Class option from 4:00 to 5:00 PM—a great choice if you’re introducing a friend to the studio! On Saturdays and Sundays, there’s Hot Vinyasa Flow from 9:30 to 10:45 AM. With all of these hot yoga options, it will be easy to keep your yoga resolution next year!
Written by Grace Martin
GraceMartinis a library assistant and aspiring writer who loves food, fiber arts, and reading any book she can get her hands on. She was drawn to yoga in early 2017, and enjoys incorporating aspects of meditation and ritual into her practice. She has lived in Keene for the past two years.