Do you love yoga so much that you want to share its benefits with someone you love? I have heard many students say they wish they could get their spouse, friend, family member, etc. to come to yoga. Here’s some tips to get the person you care about to try yoga.
Tip #1 Lead By Example
Being happy and healthy can sometimes become contagious! If you want to get the person you love to try yoga, just practice your yoga! If your friend, spouse, family member, etc sees how much you love yoga and how it has helped you, they may become interested in trying it because if it works for you, it may work for them too!
Tip #2 Give A Little, Get A Lot
So you love yoga and want to share it with a loved one but have you ever wondered if your loved one may want to share something that they love with you? Ask them! Make it a fun adventure to try something your friend, spouse, family member, etc has wanted to share with you and then you can bring them to a yoga class in return! You never know, both of you may develop new interests!
Tip #3 Be The Yoga
Can’t get the person you love to practice yoga with you? Bring the yoga to them! Try taking your practice off your mat and share the mindfulness you’ve acquired in practice with the person you care about! Listen intently to them when they speak to you in conversation, be calm around them in difficult situations, lend a helping hand when they need it, or be more loving with your words and actions. I believe that taking your practice off your mat and using it in relationships is the most rewarding (and often times the most challenging) part of your yoga practice. Your loved one will definitely enjoy the benefits of your yoga practice and you will too!
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these tips or if you’d like to bring a loved one to any of my classes at YogaWorks- they can come try their first class for free!