How to Include Yoga in Daily Life

altIn our hectic life, it is not always possible to schedule time for working out, let alone practice yoga. 

Though there can be no replacement for the complete session, you can easily include some of the following postures in your daily life. Read on!

1. Yoga at Office

Who says that you cannot squeeze in some time for yoga, in the midst of a busy workday? The following exercise can be easily done at one’s desk.

The Warrior Pose

This exercise corrects the spinal posture and helps relax the upper body. Here are the steps for the same:

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i. Step One

Stretch out your arms, with the fingers pointing outward.

ii. Step Two

With your right foot forward, take a step in the outward direction bending your knee and keeping your left foot straight.

iii. Step Three

Hold this position for 10 seconds while you breathe in a slow rhythmic manner, keeping your upper body at rest.

iv. Step Four

Switch sides and repeat this posture with the other foot.

2. Yoga while Cooking

While you saute your tomatoes and wait for the eggs to boil, you can perform this exercise with ease.

Pranayam (Breathing Exercise)

This exercise propounds the ancient way of breathing appropriately, through the diaphragm instead of the stomach. It improves circulation and concentration. Some yoga experts believe that, regular practicing can help one lose weight and cure heart ailments as well.

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i. Step One

Put your thumb on your left nostril.

ii. Step Two

Inhale as deeply as you can and hold the air in for some time. When you inhale, your belly should feel tension.

iii. Step Three

When you have to exhale, switch your thumb to block the left nostril and breathe out through the right. When exhaling, your belly should feel relaxed.

iv. Step Four

Repeat this process for half an hour.

3. Yoga while Bathing

You can perform the following exercise while taking a shower. The calming influence of water will enhance the healing effects of this posture.

Neck Exercise

This exercise brings about an agile flexibility in the neck and facilitates proper spinal health. Performing this regularly will keep chances of incurring spondylitis away.

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i. Step One

Keep your body upright and chin relaxed to perform this exercise.

ii. Step Two

Inhale while lowering your neck, as far as possible, gradually lifting it to its starting position.

iii. Step Three

Exhale having reached the neutral position.

iv. Step Four

While inhaling slowly, tilt your head to the right. Exhale and return to the neutral position.

v. Step Five

Try this posture for the back and left in the similar way. Having completed all four rounds, rotate your head slowly in the clockwise direction once.

vi. Step Six

While you bring your head to the neutral position, breathe slowly.

vii. Step Seven

Rotate your head in the counter-clockwise direction, while breathing in the manner explained above.

By following the suggested exercises, you will be able to partake of the benefits of yoga, without actually having to perform lengthy workout routines.

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