Get clear on why you should practice yoga daily, and scroll down for a simple but effective 15-min yoga class you can do every day to support your mental health and keep fit.
The benefits of a daily yoga practice
The benefits of practising yoga are plenty, but if you're looking for true transformation, then the importance of dedicating some time every day to this powerful practice cannot be underestimated.
Here's what you can expect if you practice yoga every day
This will support your digestive system for easier digestion and regular bowel movements. It will help your body burn calories appropriately and optimise the way food is used as energy.
Higher mobility and increased flexibility
You probably won't notice much difference day to day, but you will slowly become more flexible. You will also gradually strengthen your legs and your back contributing to fewer aches and reduced back pain.
Through the practice of meditation, your attention span will increase, you'll be able to concentrate for longer periods of time and become more productive - you'll be able to do more in less time, since you're no longer so susceptible to distractions.
A calm and clearer mind
Also thanks to meditation but also through the influence of calming breathing exercises, you will experience less anxiety and stress. A daily yoga practice will help slow down your mind and gain control over your thoughts and emotions, promoting a healthier lifestyle and clearer decision-making.
Feel more rested
Yoga will help you relieve tension, promoting relaxation not just in the body but also in the mind, contributing for better sleep every day that will leave you feeling a lot more rested day to day.
All in all, the daily practice of yoga will boost your mood and energy, and help you feel a lot less stressed, giving you control over your mind and emotions for improved resilience when facing difficult situations and handling conflict in all areas of your life.
"So a 10-min session every day can be more beneficial than a weekly 90-min one, as long as you stick to a few essentials."
The yoga essentials you should include in your daily practice
The thought of having to wake up an hour early every day to do a full 1-hour yoga class on top of your already hectic morning routine is hardly attractive. And is probably putting you off from implementing a daily yoga routine.
But you're in the luck! Because yoga is not about how long the class is. Instead, it's about the consistency of your practice, day after day. So a 10-minute session every day can be more beneficial than a weekly 90-minute one, as long as you stick to a few essentials. They are:
Prāṇāyāma (energetic conscious breathing exercises). Regardless of the time you have to practice, spend at least 1 or 2 minutes doing a calming breathing exercise. For example, inhaling counting to 5 and exhaling counting to 10.
Āsana (yoga poses). Always stretch and exercise your body through a simple yoga posture sequence. This will help boost your metabolism in the morning and alleviate tension at the end of the day.
Meditation. Finish your yoga practice with 5 minutes of traditional meditation. For instance, drawing your attention to your breath and focusing intently without interfering. (If you need a few techniques to get started download our meditation guide here).
Include these components in your daily practice and you can't go wrong. This blend of calming breathing exercises, yoga poses, and meditation will support your physical health, and also strengthen your mental and emotional well-being.
And now, without any further ado, we're sharing below a beginner-friendly 15-minute yoga class for you to put the essentials into practice.
The ultimate 15-minute practice you can do every day
Join me on the mat for this simple but effective 15-minute yoga session suitable for all levels. Practice early morning to ease into your day or in the evening to relax and unwind.
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