I have had a number of questions asking how people can incorporate yoga into their daily lives. One of the things I love about yoga is that you can do it anywhere, anytime! At home, in a hotel room, at the airport, in the ladies’ room at work.
So I’ve put together some sequences for all of those Busy Bee Yogis out there!
If you have 3 minutes:
1 Knees to chest hug: Lying down on bed or couch, hug knees into chest, one at a time. Hip circles feel great, too.
2 Chandrasana a: inhale up and out of your waist and bend each direction.
3 IT band stretch: Cross right ankle over left and lean deeply to the left side. Switch sides.
4 Forward fold
If you have 10 minutes:
Do previous sequence and then add on-
Four half sun salutations: The only difference between full and half sun salutations is you pass chaturanga, upward facing dog and downward facing dog, staying on your feet. Focus mainly on warming up the body through syncing breath with movement. Bend knees deeply and reach high.
One full sun salutation
Warrior I: Warming your core, legs, and setting you up for a successful day!
Sitting meditation: Sit in a comfortable position and repeat a personal mantra. When I can’t think of one that sounds right, I just focus on sending love to everyone I know- friends and enemies.
If you have 20 minutes:
Complete the previous sequences, then get creative! Flow through the Dancing Warrior series, take a gentle spinal twist, or spend more time in meditation. Do what feels good in your body in that moment.
If you have a morning or evening free:
Attend a class! There’s nothing that will make you feel better, and sleep better that night.
Now everyone has time for yoga! Studies show that people who performed stretches and/or yoga in the morning suffered less fatigue in the afternoon and made better food choices throughout the day. Namaste.
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