A 20-Minute Yoga Sequence to Start your Day

A 20-Minute Yoga Sequence to Start your Day

“Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.”

-Desikashar

It feels great to jump start your day with a quick yoga sequence.  Our days can be filled with many stressors, such as our morning commute to work, piles of work that may be waiting for us, a busy schedule, and so forth.

Easy Pose/ Sukhasana (3 minutes)

You begin in a comfortable seated position, then inhale and exhale slow deep breaths.  Deep breathing activates prana or chi energy, which calms you and has healing properties.

It helps to have soothing music playing and this is a great time to recite your favorite mantra.

One of my favorite albums to listen to in the morning is Manose, Call Within.
So while in your seated easy pose position, you can move on to a full gentle neck rotation in both directions.  From there you can move on to a shoulder rotation.

Cat Cow/ Marjariasana (2 minutes)

Cat/Cow is a good way to stretch the spine and I really enjoy the easy deep breaths.  You inhale and arch your back, lifting your head to the sky and then as you exhale, you arch your spine up like a cat as you lower head down.  Make sure you stay in good alignment, keeping your wrists aligned with your shoulders and knees aligned with your hips.
4 rounds.

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7 Stylish Design Ideas for a Yoga Space

7 Stylish Design Ideas for a Yoga Space

It’s nice to have a comfortable retreat from all the noise, traffic, pollution, and many other unpleasant encounters throughout the day.  A comfortable yoga space in or outside your home is a perfect place to practice, unwind, and release stress.

So here are 7 design ideas to help you create a chic yoga space that meets your specifications.

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