Sure, practicing yoga everyday (or even a few times a week) sounds great, but how do you find the time? Maybe you’re homeschooling your kids, trying to stay productive working from home, or thinking you just can’t find the time because there is a pile of dishes staring at you in the sink.
The seemingly endless tasks of everyday life can feel overwhelming, but the good news is that there are simple ways to work yoga practice into your daily routine. They say that you can’t pour from an empty cup; taking time for your health, wellbeing, and connection to God can actually leave you feeling more productive and energized than ever before. So, here are some tips for fitting that yoga flow into your schedule.
Knock your flow out first thing in the morning.
If you find yourself struggling with low energy levels during the day, then this tip is for you! Stretching and opening up your body before you start your day can help you feel more awake and less tense. Plus, when you prioritize your yoga practice you’re less likely to get sidetracked or push it off because you can’t find the time.
Trade in 30 minutes of screentime.
Raise your hand if you spend at least an hour per day on your phone, computer, or watching TV? Don’t feel bad, you aren’t alone! The average person spends up to 11 hours interacting with media everyday. Swap out an episode of your favorite show or a trip down the Facebook newsfeed for some time on your mat.
Get your family involved.
Spending time with your family is so important, so why not make your yoga practice a family affair? Closen your bond with your partner by doing a flow together, or keep the kids busy and active. We have tons of family-friendly flows on Holy Yoga TV!
Have the BEST. LUNCHBREAK. EVER.
This is a great tip for our work-from-home yogis! When you plan your meal in advance, and set your yoga gear out in the morning, it can be feasible to fit a short flow into your lunch break. Plus, getting back to work after breaking a sweat isn’t as much of a problem if you’re remote!
We will never be able to do all the things or add more hours to the day. But when we take time to surrender ourselves — body and mind — to the Lord, we may be surprised at how much more we can get from our day!
Olivia was born and raised in Tucson and graduated from The University of Arizona with a degree in Communications. She has a background in marketing and social media, which she is very passionate about. Olivia loves photography, traveling and reading in her spare time. She has a sweet baby boy, who is the light of her life. Olivia is also a huge dog lover – she has three pugs!! A vital part of the Holy Yoga team, Olivia works as part of the marketing team and plays a big role in social media, analytics and reporting, website updates, blog management, email marketing and so much more.