Incorporating Yoga Into A Busy Schedule
The world gets busier and busier every day, making it incredibly difficult for all of us to do the exercise and mindfulness practices that we would like to do on a regular basis. However, there are some ways that you can make it easier for yourself to do the yoga and meditation that you would like to be doing. You can either shove it into your schedule whenever you have a spare minute or you can schedule it into your day. Here are some tips to figure out which is best for you and how you can do it.
Do It At Your Desk
If you are sitting at your desk and waiting for someone to reply to an important email, that is the perfect time to do some yoga. DoYouYoga has a guide to poses that you can do from your desk chair. You can also use that time to work on meditating and deep breathing a little bit. You can also keep a yoga mat in your office and do your routine after you clock out for the day but before you leave to go home.
Do It In Bed
Whether you want Yo got to be the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning or the last thing you do before you go to bed, there are plenty of poses that you can do without even getting out of bed. Figure out a routine that works best for your body and the time of day when you are doing it, and roll with it.
Popsugar offers a selection of poses you can do before bed to help you relax at night, while DoYouYoga offers a routine for the morning. If you need a little more help, you can also find apps or Youtube videos to guide you through your poses whenever you want to do them.
Do It In Your Car
This might sound ridiculous, but you can work on yoga in your car - as long as you are not driving. Do not try and do yoga while you drive. Not only will you get into an accident, but you will also then have to explain to a police officer why you were not paying attention to the road. That will be extremely embarrassing.
However, if you find yourself sitting somewhere and waiting to pick up a kid from school or something like that, you can do many of the same poses that you would from your desk chair. You could even pull the mat out and do yoga outside while you wait.
Schedule It In
If you find that you are still struggling to fit yoga into your life, start setting aside time for yourself to do it. Schedule it into your calendar like you would for a doctor's appointment and make sure you use it, no matter whether it’s an at-home routine or a class at a yoga studio. You might find that it's easier for you to make time for it if you are paying for the privilege of attending a class.