One basic tenet of any yogic lifestyle is the perpetual drive for self-improvement. As such, the balanced yogi should not be swayed by faddish New Year's resolutions but instead take this opportunity to strengthen their commitment to an already beneficial regular practice of yoga. Of course, for most people, it is difficult to fit in steady, stable, yoga as often as they would like but, while their contemporaries are boasting short-lived gym memberships and temporary lapses of vice, the humble yogi may quietly accentuate their yoga with additional time and a deeper commitment.
Time is illusion.
If you already maintain a yoga schedule, it shouldn't be difficult to accentuate it by budgeting other activities. For the sincere and rational yogi, fitting 10 minutes of focused stretching and 5 minutes of calm meditation into every day should be common sense. Avoid shirking responsibilities but remain firm in your resolve to obtain this time. Periodically, reserve greater amounts of time for your practice, such as an hour on your day off, but don't sacrifice the smaller, constant, routines: a little yoga every day is better than a lot of yoga once in a while.
You create reality.
Be sure to avoid setting strict goals regarding your flexibility but instead create expectations of energy. Strive to hold a difficult plank pose for 90 seconds and perform a dozen consecutive sun salutations at a consistent pace rather than to form a perfect back bridge or maintain inversions ideally. This distinguishment will avoid failed expectations while encouraging sustainable and measurable progress, the yogic method of New Year's resolutions.
Be exactly true.
The honest yogi is never guilted or forced into something they do not desire, such as embracing a cultural tradition despite their inability to fulfill its demands. Setting ambitious New Year's resolutions is a respectable trait but setting realistic ones that tastefully compliment an already structured lifestyle is incredibly attractive. For 2013, the confident yogi, already aware of their success, will simply resolve to do more yoga and delve deeper into their studies of the human body and mind.