How To Get The Most Out Of Your Yoga Practice

chattarunga.282104940_stdI don’t know about you, but life around here seems extra busy the past few months! I feel like I am working harder than ever to get everything done for my family, my business, and my community. I am constantly thinking about how I can use my time more efficiently, especially when it comes to my yoga practice. Daily yoga keeps me sane, no matter how chaotic the rest of my life becomes.

Last month, I had a chance to chat with Chandra Davis, the founder of Drink Chia!, about how our busy lives force us to be more efficient in our workouts. The conversation became a blog post for the Drink Chia! website, and something that I also wanted to share with you here. It reminds me, again, that changing our lives begins with changing what we believe.

Reblogged from drinkchianow.com:

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Yoga Practice

I love yoga. It keeps me in shape, clears my mind, and calms my spirit. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as too much yoga…I would practice all day long, if I could!

But the reality is that I can’t. I have a husband, three little girls, and a business that needs tending to, so I have a limited amount of time to take yoga classes, and practice at home. I do my best to fit it in whenever I can, and try to do at least an hour a day…even if that hour comes in 20 minute increments in the morning, noon, and night.

While it’s never a good thing to rush our yoga, being tight on time does motivate me to make the most out of every practice. It forces me to think about what I want to accomplish, and how I can get it done efficiently. How can I get my heart rate up quickly? Which poses build muscle? Where do I need to create space in my body?

We can do a lot in a short amount of time, if we approach our mat strategically. (Read the full article here.)

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