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!