We’ve all been living in a time of major global stress and transition. A consistent yoga practice is vital to stay balanced and manage the shifts occurring around us on a daily basis. We’ve got good news––even on the days where you’re really busy, you can sneak in a ten-to-fifteen-minute yoga break. A consistent daily practice can keep you grounded––just remember quality over quantity.
Many of us used to head into an office, but now work from home. While you’re saving time because you don’t have to commute any longer, somehow it still feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to practice yoga. Distractions abound at home, right?
Everything from dishes, to walking the dog, to family demands, to the temptation of a catnap can pull you out of your resolve to move and breathe and meditate.
In order to operate at your optimum levels, it’s important to take breaks and carve out time for yourself. When you’re deep into work mode, especially if you sit at a desk, your body grows stiff, your brain becomes fuzzy, and your stress levels can escalate. Instead of reaching for caffeine or a mindless snack, stand up and try one of this week’s short yoga focused classes. These measured breaks will benefit your mind, your body, and your spirit.
Depending upon your needs on any given day, there’s a short practice designed by Dia to address it. Many of them don’t even require a yoga mat! Develop a habit of taking a break at least once an hour. If your neck and shoulders feel tight from hunching over your computer, concentrate on opening up your muscles. If the words on your computer are blurring, close your eyes and try some pranayama or a simple meditation for five minutes. Download your favorite yoga breaks for easy access anytime.
We all want to enjoy the benefits of a regular yoga practice, like feeling more energized, happy, and supple. Don’t worry if you only have time for a ten-minute pranayama (breathwork) or meditation. It all counts. Do what you can, when you can. Remember that a consistent daily practice still imparts profound benefits. Who knows, maybe by incorporating short practices throughout the day, you’ll be one step closer to living your yoga 24/7.
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