Personal practice is beyond just movements of the body /asana practice
The power of your personal practice hinges not only on your larger intention but on your ability to care for yourself. The key to living your intention is showing yourself loving attention. We support our physical bodies with proper diet, exercise, rest, and sometimes nutritional supplements. What about adding a "spiritual nutritional supplement" as well?
By fortifying your spirit with a daily dose of healthy affirmation, you can release negative emotions and replace them with positive ones, and fortify yourself against the effects of stress, anger and resentment. Spending just a few minutes acknowledging the positive forces at work in your life can help weaken the grip of your fears or insecurities and help you sustain your greater intention- whether it's to live a more peaceful life or simply a healthier one. When you build up more resistance to spiritual "viruses" that can attack your sense of peace or self-esteem, you're less likely to be thrown off balance. When taken regularly, these daily doses go a long way to keeping you strong and balanced, no matter what changes life throws at you.
As William Shakespeare said : "Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners." yet our minds are just as much in the need of nurturing as our bodies are.