Change is hard. A study conducted by Phillippa Lalley suggested that “the time it took participants to reach 95% of their asymptote of automaticity ranged from 18 to 254 days; indicating considerable variation in how long it takes people to reach their limit of automaticity and highlighting that it can take a very long time.” Sounds a little discouraging doesn’t it? But there’s good news. It means that all those times you tried to get in a good habit or get out of a bad habit, and you just didn’t quite make the mark, maybe that particular habit just needed a little extra love and is still an attainable goal. As a yoga practitioner and wellness advocate, I firmly believe in the power of the mind. Creating positive associations to reinforce your new habit may help you to turn a new leaf.
Born and raised in California. I grew to have a passion for the arts through grade school and developed an interest in physical fitness as I ran cross country and track in high school. My interest in the arts and physical fitness eventually led to my interest in physical therapy. I worked as a physical therapy aide for over 6 years while I studied anatomy and physiology. During my time in college I attended a 90 hour yoga instructor training kinesiology course in 2014 mainly for the kinesiology credit, but little did I know then that I would fall in love.