While it sounds amazing to start your day off with an hour yoga class at your favorite studio, it’s not always realistic. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the opportunity to move your body before you start your day! A quick energizing yoga practice can be just as beneficial and even more effective than starting your day with a big ole’ cup of coffee. Although, I advocate for making yourself a cup of coffee too after you roll up your mat.
Let’s talk about one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor’s office: lower back pain. Did you know that about 80% of adults have struggled with lower back pain at some point in their life whether it be from an injury or just simply sitting too long? Crazy, I know. A few months ago, while I was taking a yoga class, I received a hands-on assist from another teacher that did not settle well with my body. I knew immediately that something went wrong as pain radiated in my low back. Eventually the pain began to spread into my hips and let me tell ya Shakira wasn’t kidding when she said, “HIPS DON’T LIE!”
How many times have you said "I really need to go to the gym" or " I should probably start working out again."? Probably more than you can count. I was once one of those who was very guilty of procrastinating when it came to working out and sometimes still am. I would have all intentions of making it to the gym or a workout class, but then would end up skipping it and guilt myself for not just going to the class. I've kind of learned that yoga pants are much more efficient during a workout than worn on the couch.