5 Yoga Hacks for Busy Moms

Mental peace takes a backseat, and the idea of relaxing or taking a nap is almost non-existent. All said and done, this is detrimental to a mom’s body and mind.

However difficult it may seem, busy moms should take some time out and spend quality time with themselves. What better way than to do some exercises at home with no equipment required.

One of the ways can be through Yoga. It works on the mind by providing relaxation and on the body by strengthening it. This would definitely help a busy mom feel energetic throughout the day.

At first, it may seem like you do not have enough time. By following some of the yoga tips and tricks, makes them quite easy to do and just requires a little over 10 minutes. If you manage to take out some time at home for doing yoga, you tend to spend lesser time and money.

Some of the yoga asanas that you can easily do at home are Happy Baby Pose, Child’s Pose, Belly twist, Bridge pose, downward dog pose, corpse pose, meditation pose with gyan mudra. Taking time out of your busy schedule is of utmost importance. Enlisted below are some of the basic yoga tips that busy moms can follow:

Waking up Way Before the Family Wakes Up

An early riser benefits in two ways. Firstly, doing yoga in the wee hours is the best time as it reaps maximum benefits. Various yoga poses are required to be done on an empty stomach. In addition, it gives moms that much-needed peace and silent time away from the noisy environment. Even if you manage to get just 10 minutes of yoga in the morning would keep you mentally calm throughout the day.

Lunch Break at the Office

In the case of working moms, this would be one of the most convenient times to slide in a quick yoga workout. This would help you unwind from a hectic day at work. Certain yoga poses involve stretching. This would take care of that stiff back or neck you would be dealing with due to sitting in the same position for long hours. If not every day, at least try to incorporate it three or four times a week. This provides for the workout you may miss due to the management of your job and home. To make it a little less boring, you can ask a colleague of yours to join in too. This would beat the laziness to start and would make it a fun workout too.

Kids Nap Time

Although you may be tempted to make other plans while your kids are asleep, this would certainly count as a good time for some yoga poses. Taking around 15-20 minutes to rejuvenate yourself before you decide to sit on the couch to watch some TV or just eat your favorite snack. Yoga asanas like the child’s pose act as a stress-reliever, as well as stretches the inner and outer thighs and hips. If you are looking to just relax and not do stretching yoga poses, you can choose meditation. You can meditate in a seated position with your fingers in a gyan mudra, which helps to maintain focus and energy direction.

Mom and Kids Yoga Activity Time

For all those guilty moms, who feel they do not spend enough time with their kids, this is for you. It calls for a unique way of interacting as well as making it a fun activity for both the child and mom. Since the kids would be at an eye’s view from you, they can be watched upon as well. Doing simple yoga poses along with your child will keep them engaged, if not for long, at least for some time. It also helps in making their playtime creative and happy since they get to spend it with their mom.

Partner Support

All moms require a break from their daily routine. If you have a partner who is very supportive, then you are indeed lucky. You can reach out to your partner and request them to look after the kids for an hour or so. This would be a good opportunity for you to join that yoga class you have been dying to go to. Again, it would help you get some ‘alone’ time and reconnect with your inner self. Also, getting a professional approach to doing yoga makes you equipped with certain yoga tips. Do not feel burdened asking for this favor as it would be a much deserving break. A happy mom would definitely make for a happy family!

Conclusion

It doesn’t matter if you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, but choosing yoga can boost your energy levels and at the same time help you maintain that sanity to go through your day.

Before starting any of the yoga asanas, make sure you have a yoga mat or cushion available. Try to start with relatively easier yoga poses and then move onto the more difficult ones. If nothing else, then the corpse pose and the gyan mudra-assisted meditation pose would be enough to start off with.  And most importantly, as busy moms also have to deal with a lot of health issues, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before taking up any form of exercise.

So what are you waiting for? Go grab your yoga mats and get some peace of mind!

Garima Tomar

Senior Software Development Analyst at an IT firm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *