Thursday, 4 October 2012

Short on time? TRY THIS!

Being a working mom, I always feel like I never have enough time in a day. Which means I usually put myself at the bottom of my to do list, which affects my yoga practice. Squeezing in time for me to move, breath and release unnecessary tension is tough to incorporate in an already hectic schedule.

Recently the only way I can get time to practice is if I practice with my daughter and husband at home before dinner. My daughter is 3 years old, so as you can imagine this isn't any easy task, convincing her to give Mommy some space. My husband being understanding does his best to keep her entertained, but it usually ends up with her crying outside of our "yoga room" door, until I open it and console her. UGH!

So I've recently come up with a solution. One I hope you will try, when you find yourself in a similar situation.

I have a small portable digital clock/timer, which I use when I'm teaching or practicing Yin yoga.
This is the one I use. There are many on the market. Check out kitchen stores. 
I set it for the length of time I want to practice, usually 45 minutes. I give the timer to Stella and tell her that she can only come get me from the yoga room when it beeps. We make it into a game.  I get her excited about it, my husband helps. I set it and rush off to do my yoga.

As I lie in Svasana (final relaxation pose), resting peacefully I hear "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP" and then the heavy footsteps of a 3 year old running up the stairs. She flings open the door and jumps on me with enthusiasm.

We move on with the rest of our evening, every one feeling happy and settled. WORKS like a charm.

Hope it works for you too.

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1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea!! Haha! I can just imagine Stella running up those stairs! xx