I’m a yoga fanatic and have been teaching for the past 5 years. The reality is, even I don't always have time for yoga.
Work, kids, dogs, husbands, wives, family, meetings, eating, sleep, time with your friends ... there are only so many hours in the day. I get it. It’s overwhelming and our minds and bodies need a break! I once heard something that stuck with me. “It’s the busy people and the people that don’t have time, that need yoga and meditation the most.” And that is 100% true.
There are days where I get home late and just have time to eat dinner, maybe watch a TV show (my favorite time of the day!) and before I know it, it’s 10 p.m. and time for bed. I could teach five clients that day and get everyone else’s yoga in except mine. "If only I had a little more time to myself! I want my yoga time too! As a CEO of a global yoga brand, I still teach private yoga, I write weekly for my health blog, have meetings daily, and try to answer all my emails every day. There is always a ton going on and a lot more to do.
Despite a busy schedule, I know yoga is the answer to finding that dose of peace I need to maintain my sanity. When I make it into a class or even unroll my mat in my living room, turn the lights down low and light a candle, everything seems to be okay. It’s proven science. Practices such as yoga and meditation tap into our Parasympathetic Nervous System (Rest & Relaxation) and tells our body we can finally relax. It is in this healthy environment our body functions at it’s best. When I’m relaxed, everyone around me can tell. My skin looks good, my mood is way more easy-going, and I seem happier.
My secret? I take five minutes before bed or wherever I can find it. We all have five minutes.
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