Get Fit with Yoga: 6 Self-Love Practices to Start Doing!

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We all need a little self-love in our lives, but sometimes it can be hard to put into practice. When we’re feeling low, it’s easy to feel like the only way to get your spirits up is by focusing on other people. However, this doesn’t always work if you’re not practicing self-love yourself! There are plenty of ways that you can start showing yourself some love and improving your relationship with yourself at the same time…

Embrace who you are.

The first step to getting fit with yoga is to accept yourself. This is the most important part of self-love, because if you don’t like yourself and appreciate who you are, then it’s going to be very difficult for others to do so as well. When we’re younger we have this idea of who we should be based on what our parents or friends tell us or what society says we should look like or act like; but at some point in our lives, all those external influences start fading away, and only YOU are left standing there looking back at yourself in the mirror. And when all that’s left is YOU…it can be scary!

So how do you embrace who you are? Start by being kinder towards yourself than anyone else would ever dare! Be honest with yourself about where your strengths lie—and also where they don’t quite measure up yet (but that’s ok!). Learn how far each muscle group needs stretching before moving onto another set of poses; try not comparing yourself with others’ progress (even if they seem more advanced than yours). Be confident that every day brings new opportunities where you can learn something new about your body or mind; accept compliments gracefully without feeling guilty about them because someone thinks maybe it wasn’t really a compliment after all…

Stop comparing yourself to others.

Stop comparing yourself to others.

Comparing yourself to others is a waste of time, and it will only make you feel worse about yourself. If you want to get fit, compare your progress with your own goals, not other people’s.

Be kind to yourself.

The concept of self-love is a popular topic, but it’s hard to actually put into practice. Here are six ways that you can start practicing self-love:

  • Be kind to yourself. When you make a mistake or feel like you aren’t where you want to be in life, treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Forgive yourself for past mistakes and failures and accept that we all fall short at some point or another. Love yourself just as much as you love others!

Focus on the things you love about your body and your mind.

This can be hard to do, but it’s so important! To help you get started, try some of these self-love practices:

  • Do a positive body inventory. When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror and said something nice to yourself? Making a habit out of saying things like “I love my arms” or “My butt is great,” will help build up your self-confidence, which will make it easier for you to actually love yourself and your body.
  • Write down all the things that are unique about you. If there’s one thing we should know by now is that every person on this planet is different from anyone else—including their looks! So what makes YOU special? What are some things about yourself that make YOU stand out from everyone else? Write them down! It’ll not only help boost your confidence but also give other people something new about YOU to learn about when they get close enough to ask questions (which may happen more often than not).

Do things for YOU, not for anyone else.

If you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle, it can be tough. You have to make choices and changes the entire time while others are encouraging you to eat and drink what they want. It’s so easy to get swept up in the way of life that other people expect you to lead or how they need you to behave.

But guess what? They don’t always need your help!

Instead of doing things for others, do them for yourself: focus on what makes you happy—and only do those things because they make YOU happy! This is a great way for self-love practices because it helps us stop being a people pleaser by focusing our attention on ourselves instead of others’ needs and wants.

Shift your perspective on negative self-talk.

Negative self-talk is harmful and can lead to a negative outlook on life. It doesn’t have to be that way! Shift your perspective by using these three strategies:

  • Be kind to yourself. When you notice negative thoughts coming up, take a moment to acknowledge them and then shift them into something more positive. For example, “I’m not good enough” can be changed into “I’m doing my best.” Recognize that it’s okay if you’re not perfect (no one is) and that doing your best is enough for today—and maybe even tomorrow too!
  • Let go of perfectionism. Perfectionism can cause stress, anxiety and low self-esteem because we all know how impossible it is to achieve perfection in any area of our lives no matter how much we try! If something isn’t working out perfectly as planned (and let’s face it: nothing ever does!), remind yourself that this isn’t the end of the world—there are always other ways around this obstacle if necessary—and keep going forward with confidence in whatever goals you have for yourself!

Self-love is important and helps us in many ways!

Self-love is important for your mental health, physical health and spiritual health. It helps us in our relationships as well as our career. And it’s not just about looking good in a bathing suit or getting a tan!

Self-love can help you:

  • Feel better about yourself
  • Get rid of negative thoughts about yourself (e.g., “I’m not good enough”)
  • Be happier in the moment
  • Be kinder towards others


Yoga is a great way to get fit and practice self-love. The practice of yoga can help you understand yourself better, accept your body as it is, and focus on the things that really matter in life. Yoga also helps us be more mindful about our actions and their consequences on others—and ourselves! We can see how much good comes from being kinder to ourselves by practicing these six simple but powerful self-love practices every day.