Good news! There IS time for yoga! It may be a little different than you want or expect, but yoga is there for you, and there is time. I’ve recently been doing what I call a 5x5x5 practice. I love it!
In the postpartum days I was devastated that I couldn’t return to my regular yoga practice either out at a studio or an hour at home, because my time was so broken and the demands were incessant. Every 10 minutes I would be doing SOMETHING- changing a diaper, nursing a cluster-feeding baby, holding her because it was the only thing to keep her from fussing, stuck on the couch for two hours while she napped on me, or a variety of other baby-related needs.
I was convinced there wasn’t enough time to do yoga.
There are a lot of things I’d love to do and experience each day, and on this list is a full, hour-long yoga practice, but the reality is, it won’t and can’t happen right now. My practice has been whittled down drastically with the addition of a child, for a variety of reasons that you all understand.
This is OK, because I truly believe a 5 minute practice can be an exceptional yoga practice when done with full presence of mind, body, and soul.
So this is typically what I do each day. But regardless of how long I practice, there is one essential pose I aim to get into each and every day...