Finding the time to do a full yoga session can be tough when you have a career, personal life, and so many other responsibilities that demand your attention. Yet yoga can be practiced in places you’ve probably never considered.
This post is here to show you that there are other ways to work yoga into your busy life.
1. As a Caffeine Substitute
During the day, you might be inclined to indulge in a cup of coffee to pick you up. But why spend the extra money? This could be a potential yoga workout just waiting to happen.
Yoga can help invigorate you and boost your energy levels. Try practicing breathing exercises or even get a quick 30-minute yoga session in during your afternoon break. You’ll find that a yoga workout in the middle of the day can keep you feeling energized and refreshed without adding extra calories to your diet too.
2. Sign Up for a Class
Do you work better with routine? Signing up for a class at a studio is a great solution for people who have difficulty motivating themselves during the day. Attending a paid class forces you to go to the studio more often and gives you a set schedule to follow. Making the commitment to join a class is great for procrastinators, too. It’s harder to put off a workout when you know that your class won’t wait for you.
3. Practice Yoga at Work
Occasionally your career becomes the priority. After all, you can’t practice yoga if you’re starving, right? But yoga can be done even in the confines of an office.
Yoga is about more than just stances. It involves mindfulness, meditation and breathing exercises — all things you can practice sitting at a desk. Breathing techniques by themselves still provide much-needed stress relief, which makes them perfect for this environment.
4. Practice in the Morning
Yoga doesn’t have to be a full hour commitment either. A few rounds of Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) doesn’t take more than 10 minutes a day. If you take advantage of your morning, you can get your yoga session done in the time it takes to brew a cup of tea.
5. While You Commute to Work
Work commutes are another great opportunity for breathing control and meditation practice. Whether you are riding the subway, driving your car or even flying in a plane you have a golden opportunity to practice breathing and meditation exercises. You can work yoga into so many places in your life. So remember, the next time you rush to work you don’t have to feel guilty. You can practice almost wherever you are!