Too Busy to Fit Yoga Into Your Schedule? Think Again!
Practicing Yoga helps de-stress, work the kinks out of your body and gives you a feeling of total relaxation. It would be wonderful if you could practice Yoga every day and reap the benefits by working it into your busy schedule. That's the problem, you're busy and can't always take the hour, or so that it takes to go through a Yoga routine. Most of us are lucky if we can get in a couple of sessions a week. If your life is that busy, you are one of those that need Yoga the most! When Yoga was introduced many centuries ago, it wasn't meant for half an hour or hour each day, it was meant to be a way of life. If you can learn to practice Yoga as you go through your daily routine, your will add serenity and make almost any situation seem easier to handle.
You can take aspects of your Yoga routine, use them throughout the day, and get some amazing results. Use awareness, sounds simple enough and if we do that, we will find ourselves more aware of what is around us and get more enjoyment out of life. You can do this with whatever you're doing. Heighten your senses to feel and sense what is around you. If you are more aware of your surroundings when you are driving, you will be a safer driver. Paying closer attention to the beauty of nature can give you a peace and serenity that will help your day flow smoother.
If you are more tuned into your surroundings, you have a special power and that power is transmitted by the words that come from your mouth. If you are in a meeting, being completely aware of your surroundings just may help you contribute something that's very valuable. Be in the moment; know what is going on inside your body and mentally. If you find you need sugar or caffeine to get through your day, change your diet or get more sleep. Maybe do both.
The second thing you can do is to breathe correctly. If you aren't breathing properly that could be another reason why you are having a hard time remaining alert. Oxygen is important to every cell in our body, if we deprive them of this needed nutrient, they will not stay healthy. Take time to breathe deeply. Take slow, deep breaths that fill your diaphragm with the needed oxygen. Exhale until your lungs are empty, that helps get rid of toxins in your system. When you are breathing correctly, your body will automatically relax. Your neck loosens up and your shoulders relax. Try this simple exercise, inhale deeply as you count slowly to 3-4, hold it for the same count, and then exhale to that count. You will find you have more energy and after a while, this healthy breathing will come automatically with you.
Who couldn't benefit from these simple suggestions? Just these two simple yoga exercises will benefit your mind and body. Grab a few minutes each day, at your desk, while cooking, or driving and you will feel the difference in your body, mind, and spirit.
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