Are you frustrated with the lack of progress in your yoga practice? I can help!
How? I know that in five minutes a day, you can make a significant change in your shoulders, hips, core strength and stress levels.
In fact, in five minutes a day, you can change your life. I discovered this more than 20 years ago, when a teacher told me about the one stretch she viewed as most important for my body. I found a time of day to do it, and suddenly, for the first time in my life, I had a practice. Every day I spent less than five minutes doing spinal stretch at the kitchen counter. Within a few weeks, my hamstrings started to lengthen, my shoulders became more open, and I could finally feel movement in my upper back. In time, my yoga practice grew. I’m now a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. I’ve been to India. I teach classes and continue to take them. And I love my practice for everything it adds to my life. But without that first step – taking a small amount of time to do just one pose – I wouldn’t be practicing and teaching today.
If you want the strength, flexibility, balance and inner peace that yoga brings, but you haven’t been able to start or stick with a home practice, My Five-Minute Yoga Practice™ can become your best friend. Although there are many fine yoga books, the My Five-Minute Yoga Practice app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, gives you a great deal more. I’ll talk you through 11 five-minute practices, with detailed instructions that tell you exactly what to do in each pose. Plus, on this blog, you’ll find more than 30 Five-Minute Yoga Challenges to help you build your practice. Once you’ve found a practice you want to try, all you need to do is plug it into your day:
- while the kettle boils
- as soon as you’ve brushed your teeth
- when you take your first coffee break
- when the baby goes down for a nap
- when you come in the door after work
- just before you go to bed
Gradually, five minutes at a time, yoga will become part of your life. Make a commitment to five minutes a day, and you’ll gradually find 15, and then half an hour. Once that seed is planted, there’s no telling where your practice will lead you.
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