Yoga isn’t just for relaxation; it can also help busy professionals stay focused and healthy amidst their hectic schedules. Here’s a simple guide to yoga routines even a 5th grader can understand!

1. Mountain Pose (Tadasana):

  • Stand up tall like a mountain.
  • Keep feet together, arms relaxed by your sides.
  • Breathe in and out slowly, feeling strong and calm.

2. Cat-Cow Stretch (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana):

  • Get on your hands and knees.
  • Round your back like a scared cat (Cow Pose).
  • Arch your back like a happy cow (Cat Pose).
  • Repeat, breathing deeply each time.

3. Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana):

  • Step one foot back like taking a big step.
  • Bend your front knee like a knight ready for battle.
  • Raise your arms high, feeling brave and strong.
  • Switch sides and repeat.

4. Child’s Pose (Balasana):

  • Sit back on your heels with knees apart.
  • Stretch your arms out in front.
  • Rest your forehead on the floor, like taking a cozy nap.

5. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana):

  • Stand tall on one leg like a tree.
  • Bring the sole of your other foot to your inner thigh or calf (not on knee).
  • Balance and grow your branches (arms) up high.
  • Switch legs and try again.

6. Relaxation (Savasana):

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Close your eyes and breathe gently.
  • Let your whole body relax, like melting into the floor.

Why Yoga Helps:

  • Focus: Helps you concentrate better.
  • Energy: Gives you more strength and energy.
  • Relax: Reduces stress and helps you feel calm.

Try these poses for a few minutes each day. Yoga isn’t just exercise; it’s a way to keep your body and mind healthy, even when you’re busy!