There is a magic time period in yoga that will change your life forever.
If you practice yoga consistently everyday for 40 days, you will create the opportunity to implement any change you want in your habits, your relationships, and even the way you see yourself.
Yogis have known this for thousands of years, psychologists have proven it in the last century, and even Jesus had this one down.
Any behavioral change, according to psychologists, requires approximately six weeks (40 days) to shift. This includes breaking a bad habit like addictions or starting a good habit like yoga. ‘’This six-week period allows the body and mind to go through all of its biorhythms and cycles to initiate the possibility of a permanent change.
Through the centuries when yogis began a meditation practice, they would practice it for 40 continuous days in order to receive its full benefits. A yoga posture or sequence was only fully understood after experiencing it for 40 days.
Note that it is for 40 consecutive days–miss a day and the cycle has to start over again.
Students who do this often say that their 40-day practice gives them a consistent foundation to handle all the changes that occur in their loves.
The 40-day period also roughly corresponds to 1 ½ lunar cycles that include a New Moon to Full Moon or a synodic phase cycle.
You can apply this yogic technology in your own life by committing to a new habit or practice for 40 consecutive days. Even if you cannot make it to a yoga class every day for 40 days, you can practice yoga for a few minutes at home each day on the times in between.