Tips For Working Yoga Into Your Schedule
Like walking, yoga is a great low-impact exercise that can make a real difference in the way you feel each day. Yoga is a great choice for those looking improve their mood through exercise and feel better in their day-to-day actions. Even if you have a busy schedule, there are ways to get a little bit of exercise every day - and that can add up fast! Just a few minutes a day is enough to lift your spirits. So clip on your nuyu® Activity Tracker and get ready to stretch!
Begin with Posture
You can focus on your posture anywhere, at anytime. This is the first step to integrating yoga into your busy schedule. Say you're at the store waiting in line for the cashier. As you wait for your turn, be mindful of how you're standing. At first, you might notice that your shoulders are slumped and your back is curved slightly. Adjust this by standing with your shoulders back and your chest raised. You'll be able to breathe easier, and you're muscles will feel better. Overtime, this will become your default pose.
Find a Yoga Buddy
Anytime you can exercise with a friend, you will be more likely to succeed. As you start along your path to becoming a full-fledged yogi, or just a bit more flexible, see if any of your friends wants to join you. Having someone to keep you accountable is a huge help. If you're home a lot with your children, you can get them involved too! Yoga is great for all ages and it's a fun way to show children the importance of staying active.
Choose a Designated Time
Find a block of time in your schedule that you can dedicate to yoga. It doesn't have to be long or daily, but it should be regular to help you build the habit. Even if it is only for 10 minutes before bed, having this time will keep you on track. Even on your busiest days you can probably find 10 minutes to do a few simple poses. Set an alarm on your smartphone so you don't forget!
Use Your Down Time
Do you have a favorite television show that you watch regularly? If so, use that time for yoga! You can easily watch TV while doing yoga poses. The time will pass quickly, and you'll feel much more relaxed afterwards. And you won't even miss your favorite stories!