There are many reasons why you may take time off from your practice but, when you’re ready, how do you make a safe return to the mat? Take a look at the reasons below before you step on the mat.
Reason #1: Loss of motivation
If you've lost your motivation, treat yourself to new pair of leggings or attend a fun workshop to reignite your passion with like-minded peers and prevent burnout.
Reason #2: Injury
Return with caution. After getting the okay from your physician, alternate practice and rest days. Use pain as a guide. Take it easy and if you feel pain, back off. This approach will keep you from quickly sidelining yourself again.
Reason #3: Recent birth
After you receive clearance from your physician, return to the mat and focus on hip and, pelvic floor and core-strengthening exercises.
Reason #4: Weight gain
Acknowledge the weight gain but don’t dwell on it. Use the weight as an opportunity for change, eat a nutrient-rich diet and practice often.