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Practicing Yoga in the Evening

A Daily routine

Having a daily routine is something most of us can agree is a good thing to have, you wake up in the morning, brush your teeth and your day begins. Whether you immediately eat breakfast or start with a few sun salutations, we all have the basic things we do in the morning that barely ever change, that is wonderful, it keeps us focused and leaves us space in our mind to think about the day ahead or reflect on the previous day while we are on auto-pilot drinking our morning coffee.

An evening routine is also common to many people, we eat, shower, maybe read a book and go to sleep. What if we could add a few stretches to end our day or dedicate 5 minutes of yoga for our bodies to relax and wind-down.

Personally, I am more of a morning-gal I like to get up early and get things done. My yoga routine isn’t something that I do only at a specific time, I try to diversify my practice. Some days I might practice yoga in the early morning and other times I might practice in the evening.




There isn’t a yoga rule book

There isn’t a rule book saying when is the required time to practice yoga (although many yogis say that doing yoga with the sunrise is the most recommended, I’ll leave that for a future post). One can choose the time that fits his or her schedule best.

If you are thinking about when is the best time to do yoga, then the answer is within the question. JUST DO IT. it really doesn’t matter at what time of the day, just begin with 5 minutes or 10 minutes of yoga and you will feel the wonderful feeling when the body receives that stretch it needed. Whether it be in the early morning or late evening – simply smile and enjoy your yoga practice.

I would love to know if you have a preferred time in the day to do yoga? Please leave a comment in the box below.

Paulina

10 Comments

  • Martine

    I like the idea of keeping it simple and brief if necessary so as to maintain enthusiasm. I’m more of a morning person too but I have practiced yoga in the evening and it’s actually really good. I do this followed by a meditation. It’s a great way to end your day particularly if it’s been stressful in some way and to get you in a positive state before bed.

  • Natalie

    Hi,

    I really love the idea of practicing in the evening, it’s such a good way to wind down, and often I don’t feel like sitting still and meditating! As you say even a short 5 minutes can be all you need. I have a friend who loves yoga and swears by it. I’m a dancer so love the physicality of movement, therefore I think it’s something I should maybe try more of. There are so many different kinds of yoga classes, do you have a preferred one? What would be your recommendation?

  • JoAnne

    I am a morning person but still have failed to start doing yoga, although I have looked into it many a time. For me, taking action would be the first step, as I do feel this would be the best thing for me now I am over 50.

    Cheers
    jo

  • steven

    Hi Paulina
    You have done very well in the setup of your website I have found it very interesting and informative. It has a lot of great content that I found very useful.

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