I am married with a toddler and another one on the way. An hour-long yoga flow is, frankly, a luxury.
I’m not alone. Most of us have only 20 or maybe 30 minutes to come to the mat on any given day. Because so many of us assume it takes a full hour to do a “complete” flow, we don’t even bother on those busy days when we need yoga the most.
Yet when I come to my mat for even a few minutes, it makes a huge difference. What if more of us came to our mats more often, if even for less time than we think we should? Let’s debunk the myth that you need a certain amount of time to practice yoga. We might even find that a 15-minute yoga flow is sufficient—it is for me.
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A 15-minute yoga flow you can do anytime
(Photo: Sarah Ezrin)
Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Why you need it: Your brain works on association. Even the simple act of sitting down on your mat signals your brain and nervous system that it’s time to relax.