How to Fit Yoga and Meditation into Your Daily Life
Updated: February 28, 2023
By Kim Bassan, Pretzel Kids content writer
Are you experiencing fatigue? Burnout? Looking for ways to avoid the midday crash? You are not alone! A new study shows that many people experience burnout at frighteningly high levels.
But this doesn’t mean you should just give up. We are here to help you prioritize your mental health and start a self-care routine.
There are many ways to take care of yourself, including exercise, journaling and more. Starting a yoga and meditation routine can also help you achieve a great sense of wellness and we are here to help you learn how to fit yoga and meditation into your daily life naturally.
It’s time to build a healthy routine and take care of yourself! Let’s do this!
What is Self-Care?
According to The World Health Organization, self-care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health – and to prevent and deal with illness.
Self-care can be a great way to deal with daily stressors and can take as little as five minutes a day. For example, you can try meditating, practice a few yoga poses, or even read a book. There are so many free ways to practice self-care!
If you are looking for inspiration, read on!
Why is a Healthy Daily Routine Important?
Formulating a daily routine for a healthy body and mind is key to reducing stress and anxiety. In addition, adopting a healthy lifestyle can help boost your self-esteem and make you feel better physically and mentally.
The good news is that developing a healthy routine can be easy. With just a few tweaks to your day, you can achieve awesome mental health benefits that can actually help you in other areas of your life.
Isn’t that a good enough reason to develop a daily routine for a healthy body and mind?
How to Start a Yoga and Meditation Routine
It’s as easy as 1,2,3. You simply start! And we are here to support you throughout your wellness journey. Starting a yoga and meditation routine is an amazing step towards a healthy lifestyle, one that can change your life.
To start your own yoga and meditation routine, here are 5 steps to follow:
- Choose a good yoga and meditation routine.
- Identify times and days you would like to practice self-care.
- Set goals!
- Develop compassion for yourself and others.
- Find ways to be flexible with your new healthy habits!
What is a Good Yoga and Meditation Routine?
We all want to have the perfect health routine and always be at the top of our game, but life isn’t perfect! Life is full of ups and downs and you need to learn how to surf the waves. Therefore, a good yoga and meditation routine is one that will fit you.
Find a health routine that suits your schedule and needs. A good start might be to practice yoga twice a week. Start with little habits and move from there. If you are already a master of self-care, then practicing yoga or meditation on a daily basis might be easy.
Before you develop a yoga and meditation routine, reflect upon your goals and abilities. As these habits become more automatic and easy, you can begin to build and stack more healthy habits.
How Many Times Should You Do Yoga
Doing yoga is an amazing way to become healthier, but how many times exactly should you do yoga in order to feel or see a difference?
The good thing about building a yoga routine is that it’s for the long term and anything you commit to will eventually lead to a change. Every journey starts with a simple step, so start your journey today.
The benefits of yoga are amazing and doing yoga can help you both physically and mentally, so start enjoying the power of yoga today and enjoy a lifetime of health benefits that extend beyond the physical body.
How to Meditate
Meditation is another method to achieve both physical and mental health. Meditating helps to deal with stress and stay calm when life gets crazy!
You can practice meditation in a group but you can also meditate by yourself.
Begin by learning calming breathing techniques or by practicing mindfulness exercises. You can then even start incorporating breathing exercises into your yoga routine!
But, if you’re one of those people who can’t sit still (we get you!), you should definitely consider journaling.
Still don’t know where to start? Check out these different meditation techniques and find one that works for you!
How to Easily Fit a Self-Care Routine Into Your Life?
Because there are so many benefits of practicing self-care you should absolutely fit a yoga and meditation routine into your life. It doesn’t have to be a full 60 minutes yoga class and a meditation morning ritual. It can be quick and simple.
Remember: The perfect yoga and meditation routine is one that you can commit and sustain. This will be the most impactful self care routine.
This means that we approve yoga in bed, meditating in your car…anything that will make you happy and that you can stick to!
How to Stick to Healthy Habits
Are you tired of setting goals only to break them on the weekend?
Sticking to healthy habits is hard! We are here to make it simple. Ready to make healthy habits last?
Take a look at this guide to help you stick to your goals and make changes to your lifestyle.
Kim Bassan is a content writer at Pretzel Kids. She’s also a yoga teacher and a communication and publishing student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Kim is originally from Israel but moved to Canada with her family and little puppy Moana. In her free time, she’s busy hiking or doing downward-facing dog with Moana!