“Yoga is skill in action… do any actions you must do,
since action is better than inaction.
~ Bhagavad Gitta, 2.50 and 3.8


Now that you have had an opportunity to explore your own preferences and consider the advantages and disadvantages of each tendency, here are a few tips you can adopt this week to strengthen your yoga habit. Have fun!!!

UPHOLDER – meets inner and outer expectations

  • Identify how many yoga classes you want to attend this week. This month. This summer.
  • Articulate what will success look like if you accomplish your goal (is it a number of classes? Is there a particular pose you are working on? Is there a mind/body/spirit benefit you are hoping to achieve)

QUESTIONER – meets inner expectations; resists outer expectations


  • Talk to people you admire who have benefited from a yoga practice. What works for them? What benefits have they experienced?

OBLIGER – resists inner expectations; meets outer expectations

  • Invite a friend to join you at a yoga class this week
  • Call a friend and tell them you will be going to yoga. Ask them to ask you how it went.

REBEL – resists inner and outer expectations

  • You have the freedom to do what you want, when you want it. Embrace that freedom and do yoga when it feels good for you.
  • Outdoor yoga, vinyasa, restorative, at-home practice…do the type of practice that feels right to you this week. Next week, try something else.

Which of these tips work for you?  What else have you been doing to support your habit? Let us know so we can celebrate your success and learn what worked and what didn’t.

In our next message, we will share more habit-forming strategies. Until then, consider that yoga is skill in action. Try something, do something, learn something…and reap the benefits!

With gratitude and love,
Erika Schramm
Skylight Coaching & Consulting