Is it just us or is everyone busy all the time? Any sort of free time has become a complete luxury and our family and work commitments send us here, there and everywhere, at opposite ends of the country in the blink of an eye. So sometimes days, weeks or months even can fly by without you getting the opportunity to put your yoga practice into practice.
Here at Sardinia Yoga, we feel your pain, so we’ve put together a few helpful tips to allow you to take yoga with you wherever you may be!
First of all set the intention to dedicate more time to you and your yoga practice. Give yourself a few minutes in the morning to just sit and be, eyes closed and focus on your breathing. Even if you’re still in bed, in your pyjamas it will help you relax and set your goals your day.
Don’t worry about always having your yoga mat with you, you can buy travel mats or just use a towel, as long as you can clear enough space to put it down on the floor.
If space is a little tight then just do some of your favourite standing poses like chair pose, eagle or mountain pose.
If you attend yoga classes then speak with your instructor and get them to advise you on a few key postures that can be done with little or no equipment. If you don’t really attend a class anymore then take a look at Youtube and create yourself a 10-20 minute sequence of your favourite postures.
Download a yoga app, with this you can take yoga anywhere that you take your phone! Yogajournal have reviewed some of the best yoga apps that are currently out there. Our personal favourite here at Sardinia Yoga is Simply Yoga, it’s free and featured 20, 40 and 60 minute workouts.
If you’re staying in a hotel with a gym then they might run classes or google if there’s anything in your local area. A few emails can help you find a drop in class taking place near you.
Don’t lose sight of why you’re doing this. Remember how great it feels to do just ten minutes of yoga and that ten minutes is better than nothing!