New month, new day.. a lot of things to do and so little time. And when there’s no time for a deep 1 hour yoga session in the morning, it doesn’t mean that the body doesn’t need some good stretches to start the day.
This sequence can be as short as 5 min long or you can extended it as much as half an hour (the magic of asana practice, right?) It only depends on how long do you want to hold a pose, for me the perfect time is 5 breaths each. It will give you enough time to stretch but also to strengthen the muscles.
Don’t try to make it perfect, just make sure you are not harming yourself, props like a towel under the knee and some blocks to get more space in the arms are perfect.
These are common poses that you find in a regular vinyasa class, great for hamstring stretching and some of them also help to strengthen the muscles . I really suggest to do these poses as often as you can, even if you don’t feel like working out (maybe those days are the ones that you need this the most).
Keeping an active body will not only help you on the physical but also in the mental, believe me! Breathe, relax and enjoy the ride.