Everyone is busy.
I have a full-time job, four children, a husband and a dog.
I also teach five yoga classes a week.
But I find all of it a lot easier to deal with if I get my daily practice in.
Yoga not only tones and strengthens our internal and external body, it also creates space in the brain to relax the mind.
And a busy person will find life much easier to cope with when the mind and body are working at 100% capacity.
Yoga helps you get there.
Usually I wake early to practice before work.
But sometimes life happens, such as a college trip to London.
It as stressful trying to supervise 40+ 16-18 year-olds.
It would have been a lot more stressful if I hadn't unrolled my yoga mat and topped up my mind and body with a 45 minute yoga session in my tiny room each morning (see pic).
Of course things do happen which means committing to your class or home practice may be impossible.
A child may be ill or need you.
I also understand this.
But when people say they would love to do yoga but don't think they can afford the time, my response is: 'do you think you can really afford not to find the time?
Or as a wise man once said:
'Whether you think you can or think you can't. You are right. '