FAQs about Yoga Journal Prompts
1. What are the benefits of using prompts in a yoga journal?
A yoga journal will keep you accountable in your practice, help develop discipline on and off the mat, and will help cultivate greater self-awareness and deeper self-reflection. It will also help you to refine the process of setting intentions for your practice, whether that’s focusing on a particular movement or making your time on the mat more of a mindfulness practice.
2. How many prompts should I use each practice?
This is totally up to you. In order for it to be sustainable, I would recommend keeping your yoga journal prompts to only the ones you feel are truly relevant to today’s practice. Personally, I spend no more than 10 minutes per entry. There is no need to write a lot, just enough to help you develop greater awareness about how the time spent on your yoga mat influences you off the mat. The journaling prompts are there for inspiration only and are purely a guide.
3. What should I expect from keeping a yoga journal?
Don’t expect it to be easy or to provide quick results. However, over time, you might develop a little more mental clarity about:
- how the practice is working for you
- how it is impacting your personal growth
- how it is helping you to develop a greater sense of inner peace
- how it can take you to the next level in your practice beyond the asanas.
Expect to notice how small things like keeping a record of the dates and times of your practice work to keep you accountable, and how the practice of yoga is having subtle yet positive effects physically and emotionally.