You would be surprised how often I get asked this question. I personally believe that it is a testament to our culture; there is a misperception that there is a fixed amount of effort that will yield a desired result. This of course is not the case, but our society has taught us that we can measure happiness or contentment with qualitative measures. In my experience this is fundamentally not true.
More often than not I find that it depends on your lifestyle, your level of commitment, and the time you have to dedicate to your practice. I am a little more conservative than others. In my opinion I tend to suggest adding yoga twice a week to start. Over time you can add a class in until you feel like you are content in your practice, and here is article on the foods you should avoid before yoga class.
Every practitioner is going to have different practice habits. I practice 1 to 2 hours a day in a moderately paced vinyasa style. I personally practice six days a week, and I meditate every day. Again, in my personal opinion consistency is better than intensity or duration.
Practicing gentile yoga and meditation can transform your life. If you’re not sure where to get started with yoga that’s ok! We here at MVP have plenty of beginner friendly YouTube videos if you simply want to follow along. From there, there is plenty of opportunity to grow.
Integrating even the smallest amount of yoga into your life can revolutionize your experience. If you’re interested in learning more about cultivating a home practice or deepening your understanding of yoga philosophy please don’t hesitate to email us .