We all don’t have 60 minutes in our day to devote to our yoga practice. Yoga Wellbeing have found the perfect solution. How about trying a bit sized yoga practice? What would happen if you practiced yoga like so:
- Start the day with 10 minutes of meditation and 5 minutes of pranayama.
- Do 5-12 Sun Salutations before jumping in the shower.
- Take a 10-minute yoga break at lunch time to do a few Sun Salutations, chair yoga, perhaps some pranayama.
- Spend 5 minutes doing pranayama around the 3:00PM mark — just when you start hitting the proverbial wall.
- Sit for 10 minutes of meditation after dinner.
- Do 10 minutes of yoga right before bed.
Does this sound more manageable than a full yoga class? I notice that when I suggest this to my clients, they seem a lot less intimidated by the thought of maintaining a regular yoga practice.
Personally, I enjoy interspersing my day with little yoga breaks. Earlier this afternoon when I needed a little pick-me-up, I did some pranayama. After I finish this post, I’m going to squeeze in a short yoga sequence before having dinner.
Sometimes a brief yoga practice can be a great way to transition during the day — before work, after work, after dinner, before bed, etc. You get the idea. This is not to say that having a longer practice isn’t amazing either. It’s all good — long or short. As long as it’s consistent.
Well, I’m off to do my 10-minute transition from work to play yoga practice. Remember — you don’t have to bit off more than you can chew in regards to practicing yoga. Start off by thinking bite-sized.