I seem to have a pattern going of going to class on Wednesday, and then practicing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Very strange. I’m trying for every day, all the time, but I get up to walk for 45 minutes every weekday, and I’ve started a 9:00 am water exercise class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so it’s hard to work it in.
I need to insert some shorter practices so that I actually do practice every day. I talked to a friend recently about what to do in a short practice. Here’s one idea:
- Tadasana (mountain pose)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog)
- Uttanasana (standing forward bend)
- Trikonasana (triangle)
- Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)
- Savasana (corpse)
I sometimes use a timer in my practice, but more often I count breaths. You could try ten breaths each for these poses, but do at least five minutes in Savasana.
Only have five minutes? Do one minute of Tadasana and 4 minutes of Savasana. Perfect.