Perhaps one of the trickiest things about practicing yoga is finding the time to do it! We know how darngood it feels after some time on the mat, but making time for it seems to drop down the rungs of analready-crammed to-do list. Other things seem much more important, and all of a sudden the week has gone and that daily home yoga sesh has goneout the window!
It's helpful to work out what's best for you and begentle with yourself when things don't do as planned!
Most days I do a short practice every morning. Sometimes I even count taking the dog for a walkas practice! Some mornings I can get 45 minutes in, other times it's as short as a few mindful, deep breaths. Depending on the day, I can often sneak a20 minute Savasana in the afternoon.
One thing that's made a HUGE difference to me is working out the TIMER function on my iPhone. I realise many of you will be rolling your eyes at my low-techiness and amazement at this function... Bysetting the timer to whatever time I have available (even 5 minutes is worth it!) I can rest and trust that the alarm will sound, so I don't have to lie therestressing that I'll fall asleep and miss school pick-up! And.. I'm not getting up to check how long I've been resting for - I know the timer will keep the time for me. Simple, eh?
Here are a few more reminders of how to 'make time' for your yoga:
1. Get off Facebook and other Social media. Make it a practice to check just twice a day.
2. Switch off the tv for 20 minutes after dinner and roll out the mat.
3. Treat yourself to home delivered groceries every other week and turn aisle-time into yoga time!
4. Get the kids to read YOU a bedtime story while you roll out the mat on the bedroom floor beside them.
5. Get up 25 mins before your household. Savoura quiet cuppa and some morning stretches.
6. Get accountable. Tell a friend or family member of your daily yoga quest and ask them to check in with you every day. Or ask them to join you!
7. Get a trial pass from a local or online studio and attend a class every day.
8. Have a designated 'Sandwich' night and turncooking time into yoga time.
9. Take out your diary and schedule your yoga time. Don't forget to cross it off when you're done!
10. Incorporate some slow, deep breathing intoregular activities, such as pegging out the washing or folding clothes.
Wishing you a calm day with a delicious 5-20 minute yoga-break, Bronni
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I'm Bronni. I love to lie down. On a mat, perhaps with a blanket and yoga bolster. A 20 minute session can help me go from chaos to calm... These musings are all about finding calm, Restorative Yoga and it's amazing benefits.