Many of us are heard saying, “I am so tight!” Even yogins who practice regularly feel tight if they take a long break.
Living a life includes a variety of colors through many different events and circumstances. We work hard. We have family to take care of, we run around and a common complaint always is, “I don’t have time!” But if we want to stay healthy for years to come so that we can take care of our loved ones and including ourselves, we have to stretch, strengthen and balance every day, even on days we feel we do not have more than 5 minutes to ourselves!
There is always 10 minutes that one can spend on one self. If that is not the case, it is time to re-look at our lives! if you are someone who is unable to find 10 minutes during the day, then wake up 10 minutes early or sleep 10 minutes later. Assess you daily schedule, and see what burns away your time that can be cut out to make room for 10 healthy minutes for yourself.
A lot of health can happen in 10 minutes. Let’s see what can we do to keep our limbs moving, to keep them strong, supple and flexible when we only have 10 minutes at a time or even less.
Combine yogic stretches with deep breathing and meditation and you have hit the jackpot!
Sun Salutation Surya Namaskar
One of the best yogic exercises is Sun Salutation, and does not take more than 10 minutes.
Besides Sun Salutation, one can indulge in quick body stretches throughout the day no matter where they are – office, car, standing and waiting, and even on vacation!
1. Sitting in Cross Legged Easy Pose in correct posture and alignment for a few minutes does wonders for the body.
2. Back Arm Stretches is so effective for the shoulders, neck and arms
5. Neck Stretches are neck stress releasers
6. Upper Body Stretch And Twist are very effective in opening up the upper body
7. Rinsing Twist is the much loved pose that creates stretching, detoxing and de-stressing for the entire body
Incorporate these few stretches wherever you go and reap the benefits for years to come.
At Wellness Haven we do these every day in many different classes throughout the day.