Working nights and getting home late, I sometimes find it hard to sleep. I've taken to putting my yoga mat out next to my bed before I go to work. When I get home, instead of sitting on the couch watching TV until I'm tired enough to sleep, I get in a quick yoga session. Stretches me out, relaxes me after a long night, and gets me ready to sleep.
My favorite Yoga DVD's to do are PM Yoga and Power Yoga for Flexibility, both available from Gaiam, featuring Rodney Yee.
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My secret to success is in my routine. Every morning, I get up, spend 20-3- minutes doing simple yoga and drink my pot of tea. Then I make a small healthy breakfast and my daily smoothie. I have 10 minutes to write something for SparkPeople, then I get ready for work. It works for me, and keeps me in line with my life goals. Have a great day!
Later in the day, I get in an hour walk. Keep the routine going, and you get in far more exercise than you will with no routine.
I am not a fan of exercise DVDs, but I got this one recently and it is very good! I have been doing some yoga poses for a few months for stretching and flexibility and this is giving me more to increase my repertoire!
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