I use to feel really pedestrian and guilty about my little itty bitty daily yoga practice.
I mean come on! It was barely anything. I guess mainly I felt jealous because I wanted to
devote hours each day to the home/practice. There is nothing wrong with that but that never really fit my schedule. So, instead of feeling bad, I decided to give myself some options.
the main thing that kept me from my mat was I did not have a collection of poses to go to when I only had limited time.
So, I got a wonderful book by Cyndi Lee. It is called Om Yoga Today: a Guide for 5, 15, 40, 60 and 90 Minutes. This worked for me because I love Lee's teaching style, simple and soulful and it would not allow me the excuse of having to reorragne things to get to the t.v or computer.
you see, for the longest time, I had a super early work schedule and could really only spare five minutes in the morning.At that time, I had not considered an evening practice and really needed some mat time to combat the stress of my job. This book gave a go-to practice for those five minutes. It is amazing how five simple mintues of nourishing intention can set the tempo for your day.
Now if I am crunched for time, I do one of a few sun salutations, one of Lee's shorter sequences or just a collection of poses I feel called to do(or all three). Some days a Amen or Om may be all I can give. I'm okay with that because the act of self-care overides the restrictions of time, usually.
When you are crunched for time, how do you pratice yoga?
P.S. I'm being brave and trying to post daily(M-F) for a bit.