Practice is a word used in many situations. It is both a noun and a verb. The dictionary sites several different definitions in both categories but both boil down to a repeated performance that becomes more skilled or turns into a habit.
Ira Riklis knows the answer to the ever popular question: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall”? Well, yes, when one hopes to learn to play music on any instrument one must put in a lot of practice.
Practice is important to those pursuing language skills and ballroom dancing also to name only a few. And let us not forget golf and tennis (although some of us would like to forget them).
Ira Riklis knows that currently there is lots of talk about practice involving yoga and meditation. One doesn’t “do yoga” but has a “yoga practice”. The same is true of meditation. When meditating and becoming distracted, one then “gets back to the practice”. Yes, one has a meditation practice where one “sits” in practice.
What we are talking about here is a form of self-discipline that centers on focus (at the risk of being redundant). Well, what does practice mean to you? I guess the most popular way of putting it would be to call it the forming of habits (hopefully good habits). Some might even label practice as brain imprinting.