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Fifteen minute practice

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.