One of the complaints of most Mothers (both stay-at-home and working), is that they don’t have enough time to steal a moment for themselves and follow an exercise routine. We totally understand that with looming deadlines at work or attending to kid’s needs and activities, women tend to lose themselves in a whirlwind.
A lot of people who have started being serious about their health find that waking up 15 -20 minutes earlier and doing quick stretches and backbends keep them feeling fresh and energetic throughout the day.
Here are few effective Yoga for busy moms that can be done anywhere any time of the day and it takes just 15 minutes.
Anuvittasana (Standing Backbend pose)
This is one of the important poses of Surya Namaskar. Place your palms on the lower back for support and slowly arch your torso forward. Inhale and lift your shoulders upwards, expand your chest, keep the legs and hips engaged. Slowly breath out as you straighten you spine.
Trikonasana (Triangle pose)
Engage your core, stretch your arms, legs and open your hips with this pose. Hold it for 5-10 breaths. Don’t push too hard if your lower hand doesn’t reach the ground. For more comfort, you can place a block and try to reach it instead.
( Recommended Read: 15 Minutes Yoga To Lose Belly Fat )
Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
Strengthen you ankles, calves, thigh and spine as you stretch in this Chair Pose. If you are a beginner and have difficulty in maintaining the balance, please do it next to a wall and as you practice, slowly move away.
Parighasana (The Gate Pose)
If your knees are a little sensitive, place a pillow or blanket underneath. Breathe in as you dip on the side, breath out while straightening. Continue for another 5 – 10 breaths and then switch to another side. Try to lengthen your torso and avoid the urge to move forward. This pose effectively works out the obliques.
( Tip: If you have suffered a major injury, please consult a physician/doctor before attempting these poses.)
Eka Pada Rajakpotasana (Pigeon pose)
Again, if you find this position uncomfortable, place a blanket or a block underneath your hips. Take few deep breaths, feel the stretch in your hips and back. Don’t forget to repeat on the other side.
15 minute of Yoga For Busy Moms is sufficient to keep you energetic & fresh for the rest of the day. Yoga not only keep your body fit but keep your mind calm as well. Experience the goodness of yoga & share it with us in the comment section below.