A 15 minute morning yoga practice when you’re on a busy schedule.
In this whirlwind of modern life, where work, home, and family demands seem to blend seamlessly into one another. Finding a moment of peace can feel like an unattainable dream. I have witnessed especially with my female friends how there’s a constant battle of juggling multiple roles. What if I told you there is a way to infuse calmness into your hectic days. To reclaim a few precious moments for yourself, to cultivate a sense of inner tranquillity that can positively impact every aspect of your life. Enter a morning yoga practice.
Learning techniques to manage symptoms of stress, anxiety and overwhelm are the main reasons why people come to yoga or want to learn how to meditate. We are seeing this more and more.
You may be thinking, “Yes, I know yoga and meditation would be good for me, but I really don’t have time to fit this into my morning routine. Let alone do I know where to begin!” I hope by continuing to read this article and trying the practices in the video, that my guidance will show you that it is possible.
I invite you to keep an open mind and keep reading!
In this article I’m sharing with you how even a short morning yoga practice of just 15 minutes will offer physical benefits. Importantly it will set a positive tone for your day ahead. But also, this is a valuable opportunity to allocate sacred time for you to centre and connect back in with yourself. Because, regardless of what you may think, we all need to cultivate space to do this.
The benefits of a morning Yoga and Meditation practice.
By committing to starting your day with just 15 minutes of yoga and meditation, you can establish mindful practices that will set you up for a peaceful and focused mindset, setting the tone for your entire day.
Mornings are the best time to practice because it is when your mind is at its quietest. There’s less distraction, which means you can really connect in with yourself and be fully for your practice.
Yoga asana awakens, stretches, and energises your body. Increasing your strength, flexibility, and balance. When you practise yoga asana with awareness it allows you to restore the body, relax the mind and balancing the autonomic nervous system. Flexibility is the by-product.
There are numerous studies to support how a regular practice of meditation, yoga or mindfulness reduces the symptoms of stress and anxiety and aids for better sleep quality and the ability to relax.
What does this mean for me?
The goal of Yoga is to develop awareness and to harmonise your body and mind. Through regular practice you gain the ability to cultivate clarity, stability, and an overall sense of calm.
Ultimately in means you build a level of resilience that enables you to cope better with all the many challenges that life throws at you. You become more present, for your loved ones, focused on your work, and more aware of your environment.
You will notice how it feels to connect in with your body, breath, and your thoughts. How good it feels to allocate and get into a rhythm of having this personal time, first thing in the morning that is solely dedicated to you and you’re wellbeing.
Making a commitment to a morning practice.
When I started practising yoga and meditation regularly, I was going to classes at a yoga studio five sometimes six times per week. I was number two on their list of best customers!! Tuesdays and Thursdays I would go to a 6am class. Believe me when I say, I am not a morning person. So how I regularly got up at 5.30am to go to a 75minute class at 6am, and then either dash home to get changed for work or change at the studio, I’ll never know. Why did I do it, because of how good it made me feel.
The practices I am sharing with you in the video below, I timed, and it takes 15 minutes to complete.
Yes. I’d love you to be able to give more time to a daily practice, but I know what that mad hour in the morning can be like when you’re rushing off to work, and or trying to get the kids off to school.
It’s going to require a time commitment from you.
I will say, I am very familiar with hitting the snooze button at least twice in the morning, in my case that’s an extra 16minutes snooze time! I also know about the habit of losing myself for at least 15 minutes checking my phone in the morning before I get out of bed.
If neither of these options work for you, consider the option of setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier.
Think of it as a wonderful gift to give to yourself for 15 minutes in the mornings.
Here’s your 15-minute morning Yoga and meditation practice.
I’ve included yoga asana to stretch and strengthen your body, stimulate the blood flow but also activate your digestive system. mindful breathing to bring balance, and inner calm so you can enjoy a moment of stillness before your day begins.
Regular morning yoga and meditation practices not only contribute to physical fitness but also promote emotional resilience, mental clarity, and a sense of inner peace throughout the day.
It’s time to reclaim your well-being, find your calm amidst the chaos, and discover the transformative benefits of incorporating yoga and meditation into your morning routine.
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