These are five easy yoga poses you can incorporate into your daily life while maintaining your normal activities. You may be thinking, “Why not just practice yoga?” Sometimes it doesn’t work because:
- You feel like you don’t have any spare time
- Spend any spare time on something other than meditation, Pranayama or running.
- You’re too tired for proper practice.
- It’s just not what you feel.
Perhaps you can think of some reasons!
When I am short on time, I tend to spend it on Pranayama or meditation. These options allow me to squeeze in a little asana practice.
This is done while I stand in front of the sink and brush my teeth. It’s good that I spend a little more time brushing my teeth.
- You can improve your balance, leg, and ankle strength.
- Your spine is lengthened, and your hips are opened.
- Actively bringing the outside hip of your standing leg in, your gluteus medius (one of the buttock muscles) is activated.
Virasana with your toes tucked underneath.
This is what I do when cuddling my dog in the morning. But, you can also practice it while watching TV!
- The thousands of nerve endings located in the soles and soles of feet stimulate the feet and the entire body.
- Flexibility in the hips, knees and hips is increased.
- Reenergizes the legs when they are tired.
- Stretch the quads (front of your upper legs)
Extended pose for a child
This is a great pose to do in the morning. It’s also great to do this in bed, even after you’ve just woken up!
- Stretches the back and spine.
- Lower back compression can be relieved.
- Gently stretch the hips, thighs and knees.
- Lift the shoulders.
- Reduces stress and fatigue
Turn your stomach.
Perfect tension reliever while I am seated behind my desk.
- Relaxes tension in the spine, abdomen, and rib cage muscles
- This can have a knock-on effect and help other systems work efficiently.
- It stimulates our organs, including our Organs of Elimination.
- Stimulates circulation
- Heat creates
A dog that is downward looking
This is a great way to stretch your calf muscles while hiking. You can also grab the ankles of a friend to keep your hands from getting too dirty. You can also do a downward dog against a wall or a tree. Keep your hands at hip height and move your feet apart until you reach a right angle between your upper body/legs.
- Your heart should be above your head to encourage blood flow. This energizes the body and calms it.
- Flexibility and strength are both improved in many places of the body.
- Your upper body will have strong bones.
These poses are worth including in your daily routine. These poses can be practiced without pushing, but you should stay aware and present. To get more energy and feel better, move and breathe mindfully.