The science behind creating good habits

Have you ever wondered why creating a new habit is so difficult?
The science around this subject is pretty interesting. In an article in the journal Neuron the authors explain:“Neurochemicals called endocannabinoids allow for habit to take over by acting as a sort of brake on the goal-directed circuit.”
In other words, habits are the brain’s version of autopilot.
Yoga understands that the body and mind are in a constant state of change, AND that we have the ability to control the direction of this change.
Basically we can train ourselves into positive habits
But how do we train these new, positive, awesome, habits into our lives?
There are only 2 things you need to do:
  1. Just do it once
  2. Do it again, and again, and again, and again….
Repetition is key!
Now I know this sounds simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. So how long do we need to make a new habit?
You may have heard it takes 21 days to create a new habit, but the science suggests something a little more detailed.
University College London found that larger habits, such as creating a regular yoga practice require a little over 80 days of time. BUT after this point study participants had no problem continuing their new habitual practice.
So what does this all mean?
We already know that a regular hot yoga practice is among the healthiest life choices you can make…and we want to help you get in the habit of feeling better!!
With a regular hot yoga practice you lose weight, gain strength and flexibility, deeply cleanse the body, and just feel generally more like YOU!