Making Time for Yoga

Think about how you feel after taking a yoga class. That feeling can sometimes last for hours or days.

It isn’t always possible to make it to your favorite weekly class, but you can make time for a bit of yoga every day. It’s easier than it sounds.

Hint: You don’t need to spend an hour or more on the mat for it to “count.”

Here are a few ideas to incorporate yoga into daily life:

  • In the morning: Wake up with a few sun salutations.
  • Sitting in a chair: Gaze to the right, pause and breathe. Return to center. Repeat on the left side.
  • Walking in nature: Strike a tree pose, and take in the sights and sounds around you. (If there’s snow outside, practice snow-ga!)
  • When you can take a 30-second break: Breathe, focusing on your breath for 30 seconds.

As always, honor your body; yoga shouldn’t be painful. If you have injuries or health issues, check with your doctor before practicing yoga.