At Breathing Space, we encourage unlimited monthly or annual memberships for a few obvious reasons: to help you help yourself commit to the practice; to support the Studio where we practice; and to help fund Outreach activities.
So, let’s say you’ve joined, and you could take as many as 7 classes per week. For most people, that is simply not possible. Probably only experienced yogis should take more than one class per day, to be sure. Some yoga traditions emphasize daily practice, no breaks. Some say once per week “won’t do anything.” Where’s the sweet spot?
Verywellfit is a well-regarded fitness blog. We find, in a recent post,
“How Often Should You Do Yoga? It is tricky to give a definitive answer for how often any one person should do yoga. If you go to yoga class once or twice a week, it will help you feel less stressed and more stretched, both good things. It may also fuel your fire to do more yoga, also a good thing. The trouble is, if you only do yoga once a week, it kind of feels like you are starting over each time. You are likely to feel sore each time. You’ll feel the benefits of an individual session, but it’s hard to build a practice this way. With yoga, more is more. Going to class two (good) or three (better) times a week is going to get you feeling a lot better. This is especially true when you are new to yoga and learning the different poses. Once you have those moves down, you will be better able to do yoga on your own outside of a class.” Full post
As with learning any new habit, repetition counts. And, if you have an unlimited right to take yoga classes, why not take a challenge, and find the time to come 2-3 times per week for two months? That’s definitely long enough to answer that key questions. “How Do You Feel?”