Yoga is my go-to every night when I get home from work. It helps me to relax and heal my pain & aches. There are other great benefits like improving your flexibility, builds muscle strength, protects your spine, increase blood flow, helps build your immune system to fight infections, make you happier, and improve your mental health, just to name a few… Basically, yoga can benefit everyone. As a mom, we deal with physical and mental stress daily. Stress from our jobs, parenting, finance, marriage and daily task that must be done. Yoga can keep you looking younger by reducing the way your body process stress. The only issue is fitting the time into the busy schedule of moms. In this article, we will give you tips to help you start and maintain your yoga journey.

Courtesy of Yoga Hustle

* fun facts

*Yoga is 5,000 yrs. old

Join a yoga class or group of friends

By joining a yoga class or getting together with a group of friends, this will make it fun and you are more likely to stay committed. I started doing yoga at Lifetime fitness, it was fun and peaceful. I had the instructor helping me as well as correcting my poses. They will give an advance pose and an option for beginners. Lifetime fitness has childcare, a private, quiet room for yoga, instructors are friendly and more perks. Another option is Classpass, a website that will help you find and book a yoga class with your membership. Your membership can be used in 2,500 cities and there is a plan where you can invite friends. Try the free trial for Lifetime fitness and/or Classpass to see if it’s right for you.

*Yoga mean UNION

Purchase yoga equipment

Purchasing equipment is fun and it helps make you more committed. If you invest in anything it means you are more serious. Buy yoga clothes, a mat, a yoga bag, and make sure you are excited about the purchase you made. Don’t break the bank but make sure you are happy with the choice you made. This will make it more exciting about going to your yoga class or doing yoga at home. Old navy and Fabletics are reasonable options for your yoga gear.  Fabletics is a subscription option that will give you a choice of many yoga outfits monthly or you can skip a month if you don’t need to purchase. Yoga Hustle has mats & bags that are a beautiful and convenient way to carry your mat. Kindfolk Yoga Mat Duffle Bag is a nice vegan option.

* Yoga was designed to practice as a form of healing

Yoga at Home

So, I realize going to a yoga studio is not for everyone. I loved going to the yoga studio, but it didn’t fit into my lifestyle. I work full time; I am a graduate student and blogger. When I have extra time, I prefer to spend it with my children. I do yoga at home sometimes along, with my husband and/ or children. This allows me to fit in my yoga and spend time with my family. I like to use YouTube: Yoga with Adriene. She was the video that taught me a lot about yoga and now her channel has blossom. She has many videos on different poses to help different issues. She has my favorite, yoga for lower back pain. You can target different parts like core strength or focus on flexibility. Yoga for beginners is a free app that focuses on daily poses and the nice part is it’s only 6-10 minutes of your time. Which brings me to my next tip.

* Yoga use to only be for men and not open to women until 1937

Manage yoga time

A lot of moms believe they must spend a lot of time each day on yoga. I believe you should set a reasonable and realistic goal. It should be based on your lifestyle and your target goal. For example:

Working or busy moms– might want to do your yoga on apps like Yoga for beginners or Youtube video for 6-10 minutes daily. They have 15 – minute yoga videos on Youtube as well. This is the option I take during the workweek.

Mom with more time– I would recommend going to a yoga studio and taking a longer session for 1hr daily or 3 times a day.

Pregnant or new moms– so get your doctor’s approval before working out (same if you have a previous injury) I worked out before pregnancy and continued while pregnant. Yoga helped my pelvis open and increased my flexibility, making the birthing experience better. The amount of time will vary on the person, I would start slowly with the 6- 10 minutes a day and gradually increase your time.

* Yoga pose for pregnancy- is the yoga squat (my favorite)

As a beginner, I would write my goal down and make it obtainable. Start off easy and don’t be afraid to buy fun and helpful yoga products. Venture off into yoga studios and apps to help guide you through your yoga experience. Once you start you will enjoy the experience. Commit below and share your 1st yoga experience. I love to hear them.

courtesy of yoga with Adriene

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Does yoga tone my body?

yes, yoga is excellent for core strength. When holding a pose majority of your muscles are contracting, if done properly. Ex: Chair, Dolphin Plank, Downward facing dog…

What yoga pose is good for moms?

Cobra, Supine Spinal Twist, Boat, happy Baby, Downward Dog…

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Hello! I am a health & fitness blogger for busy moms like me. I teach easy, amusing ways to stay healthy and fit while leaving moms looking amazing, and feeling less stress.

12 Comments

Amar Kumar · January 18, 2020 at 4:46 am

Hello Cherron,

In my opinion, there are many different types of yoga out there, each with a different goal.

Some yoga styles focus more on the mind and teaching you to clear your thoughts, while others focus primarily on strengthening the body.

While there are many types of exercise that you can choose from to help shape up and lose weight, yoga is one of the only exercises that also focuses on improving your spirit.

Yoga has been proven to improve both physical and mental health, which as we all know are so important in this stressful time of life.

Today moms are also like to perform it due to wide range of health benefits.

Eventually, thanks for exploring these informative tips with us.

With best wishes,

Amar Kumar

    Cherron Lucas, RDH · January 19, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Yes! you are correct. I just named a few for beginners. Thanks for your insight, well put.

Tisha · January 27, 2020 at 9:24 am

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    Cherron Lucas, RDH · January 29, 2020 at 11:39 am

    You are so welcome! I am glad I can help

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    Cherron Lucas, RDH · March 3, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks, Is there any other yoga topics or health-related topics you would love to learn more about?

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