The morning is a great time to squeeze in the self-care that will carry you positively through the day. It may be 10 or 15 minutes even – often it is the quality of the self-care that matters: setting your intentions for the day, taking those deep breaths and bringing your focus in towards the things that matter most to you. This helps us maintain perspective so that we can flow with ease through the demands of the day, responding rather than reacting to any challenges that arise.
What if it is too hard for me?
Here is a nice yoga flow that you can use as a template for a morning practice. You can skip bits that don’t suit you or modify as you need – remember that the importance is not what your practice looks like or what you can or can’t do but how what you do do FEELS. Those slow deep breaths tap into your parasympathetic nervous system reducing cortisol and stress in your body. Your yoga practice is a great opportunity to give yourself a break and just enjoy moving your body.
Having supports nearby like a small coffee table, a wall and yoga blocks can also help in finding your way into the more challenging postures: don’t be afraid to use props till you feel more confident.
If you enjoyed this then you may be interested in some of the online yoga programs that I put together last year. The joy of online programs is that you can work through them in your own time and repeat classes as many times as you like. You can always book some 1-1 yoga sessions with me to support you through it if you need any additional guidance 🙂
A regular yoga practice can really be life-changing – installing one into your life could be the best thing you have ever done.
See you on the mat!
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