We all want to look and feel our best, but finding time for Yoga can often be a challenge! If you don't have the time to do a full class, well, my friend, I present to you 7 Yoga Poses you can do daily with no commitment to a set time frame. These are quick and easy daily poses that raise your energy, calm your mood, increase flexibility, or simply help you start a more mindful wellness routine.
Which of these best describes you?
- I work 40 hours a week and take care of kids/spouse/pets...I have a lot going on!
- I work part-time and am in school...I need to de-stress!
- I am a full-time student...and I'm exhausted!
- I am transitioning to a new career...and its kinda scary!
No matter where you find yourself in your yoga journey, including not being on one at all yet, the benefits of Yoga are undeniable!
Yoga helps us in so many ways. It helps to understand the benefits before we are convinced it's worth the effort. Here are just a few ways Yoga changes everything!
- You feel mentally balanced
- You gain more range of motion
- You get spiritually connected
- You experience less headaches, muscle aches, and stiffness
- You become emotionally stable
Even with this knowledge, though, we can still have a hard time getting ourselves on the mat! So, here are 7 effective and accessible Yoga poses you can do daily.
- Downward Dog
Hold this pose for 10 deep rounds of breath, shifting around as you need to. Avoid locking your knees and elbows.
- Boat Pose
Sitting on your bum, lift your feet off the mat and contract your lower abdominals while keeping the spine elongated. Hold for 5-8 rounds of breath for one set. Challenge yourself to do more than a few sets; you can do it!
- Happy Baby
Be sure to separate your feet apart and keep the low back from curling off the mat. Hold for 10 deep rounds of breath.
- Bridge Pose
Laying on your back, lift your hips and press into the mat with your feet. Gently roll the shoulder blades in toward each other and keep the natural curve in your neck. Hold for 8-10 rounds of breath.
- Low Lunge/Crescent Lunge
Keep hips square and chest open. Breathe deeply for 10 rounds.
- Yogi Squat
Feel free to use a block or pillow under your heels to help you get into this one. Hold for 8-10 deep rounds of breath.
- Low Plank
Keep elbows over your wrists and never higher than your shoulders, and keep your chest open. Hold for 3-5 deep rounds of breath and repeat for several sets.