If your schedule is too hectic to even consider a quick workout in the morning, chances are, you actually need it more than anyone else. Yoga is even better for you because it could help ease a lot of the stress that accumulates as your days get longer. Fifteen minutes each morning could do the trick.
Here are a couple of easy poses if you want to start learning how to do yoga at home:
- Chair Pose. Stand straight, letting your feet point forward and slightly apart by around your hip’s width. Breathing in, slowly raise your arms above your hand with your palms together. Pushing your shoulders downward, bend your hips and take a position as if you were trying to sit on a chair, bending as low as possible. Breathe in deeply as you lengthen your spine, holding the pose for around 6 to 8 breaths. Return to your original standing position and repeat.
- Forward Bend. Assume a standing position, then slowly reach your hands up towards the ceiling with your palms together. Slowly breathing out, bend your hips as you lower your head towards the floor, stretching as close to it as possible. With your forearms crossed, hold your elbows and let your head relax and just hang there. Slowly breathe in and lengthen the front of your body, then slowly breathe out as you try to push your hips to the ceiling. Hold this position for up to eight breaths. Now place your hands on your hips and return to standing position, making sure that your back remains flat. Repeat the steps.
You can do these poses at home as many times as you like, until you feel the tension of the previous day’s work melt away. Now, you’re ready to face another long day.