In today’s modern world finding the time to engage in a daily yoga practice can be a challenge. Just 15 minutes of yoga a day could be all you need to feel refreshed, recharged and rejuvenated.
So often I hear yoga students and practitioners saying how they struggle to find the time to practise yoga daily. Or how they would love to do more but just can’t find the time. I often wonder if this is because we naturally assume that our home practice needs to be as long as a yoga class that takes place in a studio.
This is not the case. Just 15 minutes of yoga everyday will bring a whole heap of benefits. Plus once you have found the time for fifteen minutes of yoga, yoga will then become part of your routine and eventually these daily yoga sessions might grow in length.
For most yoga practitioners, yoga moves from being a hobby to becoming a complete way of life. This is because yoga makes us feel so good. It raises endorphins, it reduces stress and tension, it clears the mind, improves posture and circulation, it increases energy levels, enhances sleep patterns and helps the body function more efficiently. Yoga also tones and shapes the body and develops a deep connection between body and mind. This connection encourages many positive lifestyle choices including a healthier diet.
To help you get started with a home yoga practice here are a few tips.
Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier in the morning so that you can practice upon waking.
If the morning is not the right time for you, find another time of day when you can enjoy just 15 minutes without being disturbed.
Let the other members of your household know that this is your yoga time and ask them kindly not to disturb you.
Find a quiet space with no distractions (no TV or mobile phone).
Make sure the space is warm and clear of clutter.
Wear some loose comfortable clothes that you can move in.
A yoga mat is one useful piece of equipment as it will stop you slipping and provide a good surface for the practice.
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