1. Are you mentally sold on the idea of yoga, but just not able to do it much because of other fitness and life priorities?
In my case, I’m ultra-sold, but I still only do a full yoga practice once a week. I don’t want to displace other workouts or my rest day. But I know I’m missing out on some of yoga’s benefits from this infrequency (especially the flexibility benefit).
2. Do you feel sometimes feel stiff and sluggish when you get out of bed in the morning? I do.
For both of these reasons, I started doing this 10-15 minute mini-yoga practice most mornings.
I’ve noticed clear improvements in my flexibility and ability to really nail and hold some key poses. And it reliably limbers up and energizes me, too.
If you’re a seldom-yoga guy, this will bring you (physical and also mental) benefits as a standalone habit. And if you do longer-form yoga practices with some regularity but it’s not feeling like “enough,” this consistent short-form habit will set you up for better performance when you do spend longer on the mat.