When your whole day goes to shit, do this 30 minute yoga practice.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has days where I can’t seem to do anything right. Actually, to be honest, it’s been more like a week now where I’ve double booked myself, had to cancel a flight twice because I booked it for the wrong day, and even ordered a gigantic area rug and unknowingly shipped it to a house I no longer own… 2 hours away.
I’m completely annoyed with myself right now, but I know what’s up.
I’m trying to do too many things at once.
I’m quadrupletasking and fucking everything up in the process.
So this morning, instead of engaging in my spiritually fulfilling read before heading to email, I went straight to a VERY taxing conversation with Microsoft AND Apple support (because i also blindly deleted a bunch of very necessary software in a moment of complete digital frustration). This, of course, set me off and I freaked out at my husband for making his breakfast too loudly (??).
After came down from my hissyfit, I decided it was time to S.T.F.U. and have a talk with myself.
Time for a course correction.
So I quietly went up to my bedroom, rolled out my yoga mat and did this amazing routine for 30 minutes.
And you know what?
I feel freaking awesome. So awesome in fact, that’s I’m writing this post without any other distraction. It’s just me, telling you that if you ever become as neurotic as I have the unfortunate tendency to become (a lot), you should give yoga a try.
Yoga that makes everything feel better
My Home Yoga Practice Saves Me Again
The great thing about practicing at home is that it doesn’t have to be a full 90 minute/$25 sweat sesh at a studio. Actually, I rarely find myself going to traditional yoga classes anymore. It’s all online, on a whim, when I have a few minutes to get it on with my rubber mat.
Even if it’s only 15 minutes, heck even 5 minutes, it’s life-altering. I implore you to give it a try. Youtube is your friend and there are so many free yoga sessions of any length and level, it will blow your mind. I just happen to like this gal’s choreography, but just poke around until you find someone that floats your boat.
Incidentally, if you're looking for other yoga flows that will help you relax and unwind, try this 47 minute intermediate flow. It's inspirational and uplifting.
What do you do when you’re acting like a neurotic moron and can’t seem to stop? Or is that really just me who feels that way?
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.