Yoga for You, You Crazy, Busy Thang: 5 Tips.

Via Lindsey Lewis
on Sep 29, 2010
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A yogi friend of mine recently admonished me to “take the day off when it’s your day off.” We were talking about the days we don’t teach, work, or have any commitments. The days we really, truly, have the day off. She argued that we should take a break from our morning yoga practice on those days, too.

I argued that no way, no how, didn’t matter what other points were made or what happens in the day, my morning practice stays. I don’t do it because I feel I should. I don’t do it because I think I have to because I’m a yoga teacher. I do it because I absolutely freakin’ love it. Because no matter what I, or the universe, have planned for that day, when I practice in the morning that day is going to be a heckuva lot better than if I hadn’t.

But what if you really, truly, are strapped for time? (First off, take a note from breath master Max Strom’s book–and ask yourself: can you practice yoga instead of watching TV?)

If you really, truly are, here’s some tips:
Forget the idea that a yoga practice needs to be any longer than 7 minutes. Just ask Mark Whitwell.
– Do your yoga while eating breakfast. Yup, just watch this vid of Thich Nhat Hanh. He does yoga while eating all the time.
– Do a walking meditation on your way to work. Try saying the mantra “Sa, Ta, Na, Ma” as you press the tip of each finger to the tip of your thumb. Or simply draw your attention to one of your senses at a time.
– Let the noise around you calm you. No, really. Let it become what you focus on completely. It will take you out of your head.
– Practice mindfulness at work.



About Lindsey Lewis

I’m a yoga teacher, life coach in-training, retreat host, business woman, and entrepreneur. I write, I paint, I draw, I dance. I get outside every day. I challenge myself. I meditate. Riding my cruiser bike along the seawall rocks my world. Being of service is essential. I’m committed to helping the world find their freedom. I believe in love. I believe in the human capacity to evolve, to grow, and to make the world a better place—even if it’s simply through our re-vitalized presence. Let's connect! I'm at Libre Living. Twitter and Facebook Also, Libre Retreats on Twitter @libreretreats


6 Responses to “Yoga for You, You Crazy, Busy Thang: 5 Tips.”

  1. yogi tobye says:

    Some great resources, thanks Lindsey! :o)

  2. I like to do yoga while filling my vehicle with gas, waiting in line (bank, grocery store, deli), walking the dog, and doing dishes – make the little routine things in your day your yoga moments.

  3. Lindsey_Lewis says:

    Me too Donna! Vacuuming is suddenly actually kinda pleasant now. 🙂

  4. Denver says:

    I was so confused about what to buy, but this makes it undesrtdnaable.