Nadia: After finishing the course, what are you most proud of?
Margot: In the beginning I was very sceptical of the 1 minute being enough to form a habit and even in the first two weeks I was still sensing that hesitance of “am I doing enough?” “is this going to impact me for change?”, and now I’m a total convert into the idea. Tiny steps but every day a step. And that’s what you can only learn to believe through experience. This is what the last 30 days taught me – consistent steps of forming my yoga habit.
Nadia: Did you feel resistance to practicing yoga on any days?
Margot: Yeah for sure, there were so many days that I was resistant, and sometimes I really just did the bare minimum. But it always felt good to align what you say you’re going to do and what you actually do. Doing it consistently showed me I was succeeding – it was encouragement.
Looking at the bigger picture of all the moments, rather than just one day, was helpful. There were days that I missed my morning cue and it would be a nagging thing all day, and I found that I would come back to the practice later. As soon as I sat down on my mat, the nagging would cease and I got to have my moment. You feel the shift even just from sitting on the mat shortly.