There are some basic things I do to help me.
- Give yourself 50% more time than you think it will take to do your workout. That way you won’t feel as rushed or pressed for time and it won’t be an unpleasant experience.
- After I workout I deliberately stretch for a few minutes during which time I consciously think about how I feel after the exercise. I’m calmer, clearer, more focused, I feel fresh. Then over time you start to associate exercise more strongly with that feeling and you can actively remind yourself of that feeling.
- I build into my routine (often as a bit of a mental break) so that my routine somewhat mandates I exercise because it is the best option/choice at that point of time in the day.
- I place exercise before a time in which I need to be productive so that immediately afterwards I get a bunch of stuff done and this helps with time management, general quality of life, stress levels, and motivation to be productive throughout the day.
In regards to your asthma I would first and foremost recommend seeing your doctor to get their assessment and recommendations, or potentially your pharmacist/chemist.
However there are some considerations and steps you can take to help facilitate exercise and manage your Asthma in relation to exercise:
- Assuming you use a fast acting bronchodilator (Ventolin inhaler or some equivalent) you should always have that present when you are exercising. Once again it’s best to consult your doctor in regards to anything relating to medication or asthma.
- Exercise in a warm humid environment. I’m sure you are likely aware that cold, dry air can be a trigger for asthma. Swimming is popular for this reason.
- Sufficient warm-up is very important. Raising your core body temperature and ensuring your respiratory system is not just thrown into the deep end will help.
I might be able to help you out on the workouts front but if I am being honest I have never done aerial yoga.
Hope this helped.
Best of luck.