Quick Tip

Make Every Breath a Yoga Class

Yoga Class

I'm as guilty as the next one of buying into the myth that “there's not enough time” to…exercise, go to yoga class, take care of myself…fill in the blank!

But I had an “aha!” this week when a colleague said to me, “I don't have time to do yoga. I barely have time to breathe!” Seriously?! My response was a moment of brilliance, if I do say so myself . I channeled my former yoga-teacher-self and said, “Of course you do. Every Breath is a mini-yoga class.” And so it is.

Take a conscious inhale. Slow and steady, breathing in through your nose. Pause, just for a brief moment. And then release gently, exhaling through your nose (more relaxing) or mouth (more releasing). Pause, again.

And there you have it. A 3 second yoga class, always at your fingertips – or, at least, at the end of each breath!

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