Balancing life, work, and family is enough to tire anyone out; and now you want to add yoga to the mix too? Well, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t, even if you feel like there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done. The benefits of a yoga practice will make you feel less stressed, depressed, and you will find you have a renewed energy to complete the goals you set for yourself.
“Yoga is a lifestyle and not just a mere kind of exercise to stay fit and healthy. It is a science which unfolds the endless potentials of our mind and soul.” ~ Anamika Mishra
Incorporating yoga into your daily routine may need to be a game of trial and error at first. Once you figure out what works for you though, you’ll be unstoppable in your yoga practice!
Here are some fun and creative ways to make yoga a part of your daily routine:
- Go with the Flow
Not sure what poses to do? It doesn’t really matter, as long as you have at least five asana that you know well and are comfortable doing. You might even have a favourite posture from your regular class that you can start your practice with and branch off from here. Have fun!
- Take Yoga Outdoors
Whether you’re at the beach, going for a jog at the park, or just lounging in the back garden, you can add a few impromptu asanas to the moment. For example, do some balance poses on the sand to challenge yourself and activate new muscles. Perhaps use Uttanasana to loosen up the hamstrings once you’ve finished a run.
- Use Online Videos
There’s an ever growing community of global yogis online. You can now find a number of websites, like Yogamoo, who have videos and blogs to help you get inspired for your yoga practice. Whenever you have the time, simply stream a yoga video on your phone, tablet or TV and have a free guided practice. And the best part is that experience isn’t necessary!
- Add Yoga to Your Workout
Sometimes at the gym, you need to stretch it out or do some active recovery. You know what is perfect for those 30-60 second clips between your lifting sets? A yoga asana. Malasana feels great after walking lunges, by the way.
- Use Your Office Chair
If you are forced to sit before a computer all day long, then why not wake yourself up with some chair yoga? By doing some simple yoga postures at your office chair, you're giving your body the benefits of the postures without having to worry about breaking a sweat. Plus, you’ll up your motivation and productivity.
Yoga is excellent whenever you find time for it…
The rewards of a practice, no matter how long or short, are boundless. These are just a few of the many number of ways to accommodate a yoga practice into your busy schedule. Whether that means following videos online; spontaneously throwing shapes, or doing yoga on your lunch break. Making yoga work for you and your daily life is the key to long term success, and in no time at all you'll experience a positive shift in your mood, energy levels and overall wellbeing.