Whether you’re cranking out burpees for time or squatting a specific weight, exercise is a numbers game. Add in calorie burn and total time and your workout becomes a math class.
Tracking your exercise can be valuable, but yoga is the perfect opportunity to prioritize how your body feels, rather than how long, hard or fast you’re moving. Using a deliberate breathing pattern, yoga allows you to be totally present in the moment — no timed intervals needed.
“We use [Ujjayi] breath in a typical yoga flow in order to anchor ourselves into our practice,” says yoga instructor and meditation specialist Hailey Lott. “It supports our mind in being present with our body.”
You’ll link your breath to your movement as you flow through this series of poses. Although Lott moves at a steady pace, feel free to pause the video if you need a little break or want to hold a pose for more time.
As you sit in your final pose, consider trying some simple meditation techniques to help relieve stress and calm the mind further.