How to Practice Yoga Anywhere for Better Health

Not enough time to get to the gym? Here are a few quick ways to practice yoga wherever you are, and reap the health benefits of regular exercise…

We all know we should get more exercise – in fact, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that 80% of Americans get less exercise than the recommended amount for good health. One reason so many of us fall short is because we’re just so darned busy all the time! (In fact, this just means that we’re not making exercise a priority – or at least, we’re not giving it priority over the other ways we are spending our time.)

The good news is, you don’t have to spend hours at the gym to be healthy. In fact, research shows that exercise is just as effective in small doses.

This is one reason why yoga is such a great form of exercise. Typically it doesn’t require much (or any) equipment, so you can do it anywhere. If you can’t find the time to go to a full hour-long yoga class – no worries! Instead, just fit in a few minutes of yoga several times throughout your day, whenever you have a spare moment. Before you know it, you’ll have gotten the recommended 2 1/2 hours of exercise throughout your week – without even realizing it!

Here are a few ways to practice yoga throughout the day, wherever you are:


How many times have you arrived at the airport early, only to sit near your gate for hours, waiting to board? Instead of spending that time watching the news or scrolling through your social media pages, do some yoga. Find an unpopulated, quiet place to meditate or practice a few yoga poses before your flight departs.

Whether you have your routine memorized or you need a little guidance, take this time to relax and get in a quick workout. For yogis seeking a little guidance, bring along an iPad Air to stream guided yoga practices from sites like this one

At Lunch

Why not spend your lunch break outdoors practicing yoga?… Nature can boost creativity, sharpen thinking and relieve stress. By rolling out your yoga mat in a local park or green space near your office, you can experience the healing benefits of both nature and yoga…

At Home

Practicing at home may seem like the most obvious place to practice your yoga routine, however it’s easy to get distracted. From daily chores, like laundry and cooking, to taking care of your children and pets, practicing at home may prove to be more difficult than you initially thought. To ensure that you spend time practicing at home, create a schedule that outlines the best times to practice yoga. Whether it’s in the morning before work or in the afternoon before the kids get home from school, making time for yoga can help you feel happier, healthier and more in-tune with your mind and body.



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