You don't need a big chunk of time to get all the benefits of yoga. In fact, these eight off-the-mat moves take less than a minute each. By weaving them into activities you're already doing, such as showering, cooking, and sitting at your desk, you'll have more energy, feel less stressed, and be stronger--without taking time out of your day to attend a class or work out to a video.
7 am: In the Shower
This belly-breathing exercise tones and strengthens your abdominal muscles and can relieve headaches. Bonus: Doing it in a steamy shower can help clear your sinuses.
Stand tall with the water against your back. Place your palms on your abdomen, with index fingers near your navel. Relax your belly and inhale deeply through your nose so your abdomen expands against your hands. Then exhale completely, pulling in your abdominal muscles to force out all the air, and make an om sound, feeling the vibration. If you'd prefer, use another sound or a word such as "home," "love," or "amen." Do three times.
8:30 am: Driving to Work
A twist at the beginning and end of your commute can defuse road rage and prevent headaches and neck and shoulder pain. You can also try it when you're stuck at a red light or in a traffic jam (but first shift into "park" for safety).
Sit tall, pressing your buttocks into the seat and lifting the top of your head toward the sky. Keep your chin level and feet flat on the floor. Place your right hand by your right hip and your left hand on the steering wheel at the 3 o'clock position. Inhale and lengthen your spine. Exhale, gently press your hands into the seat and against the wheel, and twist to the right as far as you comfortably can. Holding that position, inhale and lengthen. Then exhale and twist farther, but don't strain. Inhale and return to the starting position. Do one time to each side.
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