By the end of the 20 days YTT where life goes back to routine, perhaps it is challenging to incorporate the vigorous daily yoga practise of 2-3 hours which we had. Nevertheless, there are still many ways we can incorporate the asanas into our daily routine.
Here’s some bite size yoga which you can try from day to night!
Waking up from a good night sleep? Before you get busy with the hustle and bustle of the activities line up in the day, spend 5 minutes to perform these 3 asanas; Paschimottanasana, Bhujangasana and Vakrasana to give the spine a good stretch in all directions.
Been sitting at your desk and typing furiously on the keyboard for the past hour? Stand up and do a Tiryaka Tadasana and Uttanasana to stretch your spine and hamstrings.
Watching your favourite movie from Netflix? Instead of sitting and lounging on the couch, why not sit in Baddha Konasana or do a Malasana posture for a couple of minutes to stretch the inner thighs, groins, knees and back.
Drying your hair with the latest dyson hair dryer? Instead of sitting in front of the dresser table and blowing dry your hair, why not stand up and do a Utkatasana or Hasta Padangusthasana to strengthen the ankles, thighs, spine and improves sense of balance.
Relaxing on bed before sleep? Instead of scrolling on facebook newsfeeds, why not do a Supta Padangusthasana or Ananda Balasana to have a good stretch to your hip joints and hamstring before drifting to sleep.
The list goes on! The key is to be dedicated to the Yoga practice and be creative in incorporating the asanas into our daily routine (with or without a yoga mat) so that we maintain our flexibility, balance, strength and stamina.
Afterall, Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. Remember to smile and practise on!