How those of you with full-time jobs and kids fit in yoga, is really beyond my grasp (and something I’ll hopefully learn when the time comes). If someone like me – who is home three days a week and has a hubs who doesn’t take up a lot of time due his work schedule – has a hard time getting in a practice every day, then how does anyone else do it?! I’ve started to yoga multi-task recently and it is amazing to me how much asana or meditation can be worked in at the same time as other things.
Most of these (tips? I’m not sure what call them) may be no-brainers that you figured out years ago. In which case, you’re welcome for the reminder But seeing as I just started discovering them, then maybe a few of your haven’t yet either.
I’m starting with my favorite. Something I like to call “teasana”.
Most nights I like to get in bed or curl up on the couch with a hot cup of Yogi Bedtime tea to help get ready to sleep. This used to mean: fill the tea kettle and start the water, wash my face, pour the water and start brewing, check Twitter/feed the cat/turn on the TV, then I’d relax with my chamomile.
Lately, however, I’ve found an even more relaxing way to end (and most of the time start) my day. I start the water and then find a place to sit (or take mountain pose) and meditate while listening to the sound of the water boiling. The sense of peace I find in the moments when it gets really quiet – right before it’s about to whistle – is beautiful. Then while my tea is brewing, I pull out my kitchen/outside yoga mat (yes, I have three mats placed around my house – that’s an issue for another post lol). Since my Bedtime tea brews for 10 minutes, it’s perfect for some slow, relaxing poses to ready my body for sleep. Washing my face prior to starting the tea and feeding the cat afterwards does not take up so much more of my time that I even notice a difference.
Do you practice teasana?
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In yoga, balance is much more a state of mind rather than a physical ability. I want to imagine balance so that I can achieve it.