Why do we make our jam-packed schedules mere excuses when we know all the physical and emotional benefits to doing yoga? With International Yoga Day coming close, let’s learn a few tips to incorporate On-the-Go Yoga in our busy lives.
- Dedicate 5-10 minutes to your yoga practice daily.
- Practice an inversion every day if you only have time for one yoga pose.
Headstand, handstand, shoulder stand, legs up the wall, downward dog, dolphin, and standing forward fold. Inversions are strengthening postures. They increase focus and concentration and stimulate circulation and balance.
- Download a yoga app to your smart phone.
Here are some of the top yoga iPad and iPhone apps on the market: Bendyware’s Hatha Yoga, Rainfrog’s Pocket Yoga, Wizzard Media’s YOGAmazing Yoga Video App, Signal Patterns’ Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra and Tara Stiles, and Arawella Corporation’s All-in YOGA: 200 Poses & Yoga Classes.
- Practice yoga wherever you go.
Do the ‘tree stand’ while you are watching T.V.; sit in different sitting positions while studying. You can try a lot of stuff while going on with your daily life. No hard work there.
- Be prepared to practice.
You may find some time in between your busy schedule to pick up where you left off with your practice. (Especially, when you are at your relatives’ place and don’t want to be there.)
- YouTube a morning yoga flow sequence.
Watch YouTube yoga videos appropriate to your level. The detail-oriented ones are easier to remember for later when you actually have the time to work on those poses.
- Host a yoga and/or meditation party.
Or a BYOB&M (Bring Your Own Beverage and mat) gathering. Find time to practice yoga and socialize all in the same evening.
- Intent to dedicate more time to your yoga practice.
Visualize what you want your schedule to look like and start setting out time to dedicate to your practice. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t adhere to it. Otherwise, you’re just adding on stress to your yoga-less mind and body.
- Set aside a short yoga and/or meditation at bedtime.
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