Why Yoga Is One Key to Keep Fit For Just 10 Minutes Every day


Yes, you heard it right, one can transform their body through practicing yoga every day for just 10 mins. This blog lets you know how yoga is the key to overall fitness.




When everything in today’s world is just one click away, there’s still no easy button to get fit. Calories gained after eating pizza for example, requires sustained and steady efforts to get rid of. But the modern world has engrossed us with a lot of errands to run, leaving no time to invest in a workout regime and healthy eating. We skip breakfasts, binge eat dinner, spend a lot of time traveling from home to work and vice versa which hardly leaves us with any time to focus on our well-being.

This is what our life sum up to almost, especially for those living in big cities. But instead of saying no to yoga or gym session or going extreme, rest and find the solution instead.

Break down the target into small manageable pieces. Instead of finding an hour spare for a workout, set your sight for a quick 10 minutes session, and indulge in the daily exercising regime.

You never know this could lead to you wanting take part in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh (also known the birthplace of yoga). Where you get to learn about yoga in detail from the masters themselves who have spent years studying this ancient art.


Is 10 Minutes really a Workout?


Most of the experts suggest at least 30-minutes of moderate to intense activity for five to six days a week, essential to keep self fit and healthy. But finding an extra hour or 30 minutes a day for workout is an extremely difficult task.

10 minutes of exercises makes it easy for people who come with limited time but crave for fitness. Few minutes of workout is always better than doing nothing at all, and trying a different way to workout gives enormous health benefits.

‘Take 10’

Sparing at least 10 minutes  for continuous moderate activity daily provides immense health benefits. Invest 10 minutes of moderate activity three times a day to avail the same health benefits as non-stop exercise of 30 minutes. You can also start with one session a day and gradually increase it.

You can invest 10 minutes to strength training, cardio, meditation, stretching, or simply practice breathing techniques.


Is Yoga enough to keep ourselves fit?


The fastest growing fitness regime, yoga was never as popular as it is now. Yoga indeed provides a complete fitness regime from flexibility to relaxation to stretching and more. There are many, who doubt the benefits refraining themselves from stepping into a world of holistic well-being.

A Yoga regime consists of daily, asana, pranayama and dhyana practices and as per studies, yoga’s ability to bolster fitness goes beyond what you ever thought. Physiologists too agree that the practice benefits us when it comes to relaxation and flexibility.


Yoga is the Key to Fitness- 10 Minutes Yoga Regime


Here is the easy yoga practice to invest your 10 minutes in and start the journey towards good health and better living.

Surya Namaskar: an exercise in itself

An ideal and a complete body workout regime, Sun Salutation is a way of offering prayer to the Sun- the ultimate source of life on the planet. The practice consists of 12 poses series and two rounds, which means you practice around 24 poses.

The practice of Surya Namaskar is a complete workout regime and is capable of burning up to 13.90 calories. Slowly you can increase the number of rounds of your Sun Salutation and step-by-step feel the difference.

Regular practice of Sun Salutation offers many interesting benefits to each part of the body. Packed with a series of powerful yoga poses- the regime puts a great impact on the heart, liver, chest, throat, stomach, intestine, legs, and more.

The practice purifies the blood, improves circulation, ensures proper organ functioning, balances the body and its three constitution- Vata, Pitta, Kapha, paving the way for a quality life.

12 pose series of Surya Namaskar:

  • Pranamasana – Prayer Pose
  • Hastauttanasana – Raised Arms Pose
  • Hasta Padasana – Standing Forward Bend Pose
  • Ashwa Sanchalanasana – Equestrian Pose
  • Dandasana – Staff Pose
  • Ashtanga Namaskar – Salute with Eight limbs of parts
  • Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
  • Adho Mukha Savasana- Downward Facing Dog Pose
  • Ashwa Sanchalanasana – Equestrian Pose
  • Hasta Padasana – Standing Forward Bend Pose
  • Hastauttanasana – Raised Arms Pose
  • Tadasana- Mountain Pose


Warm-Up: Wake the body up

Warm up exercise is like waking the body in the right manner, practicing the same helps you to get into a moderate-intense workout in an easier manner. It also prevents the risk of injury like sprain, strain, muscle pull, injury due to poor balance, etc.

But the regime is itself an exercise that helps you stay healthy just by practicing it daily for 10 minutes.

Start with neck rotation movements, and then come down to relax your shoulder by placing hands on the shoulders and rotate them forward and backward. Now loosen the triceps, stretch the hands, enhance spine agility, reduce hip stiffness, and correct the ankle motion.

Learn the variation during your yoga classes, yoga retreat, or 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India.

Warm-up Poses:

  • Sukhasana – Easy Pose
  • Parivrtta Sukhasana – Easy Seated Twist Pose
  • Marjaryasana/Bitilasana – Cat/Cow Pose
  • Akarna Dhaurasana – Archer’s Pose
  • Garundasana – Eagle Pose
  • Balasana – Child’s Pose
  • Adho Mukha Savasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose
  • Utkata Konasana – Goddess Pose
  • Sucirandhrasana – Eye of the Needle Pose


Divide the session: Poses, Breathing, and Meditation

The next thing you can do for well-rounded benefits of 10 minutes yoga achieving complete fitness is to imbibe all the yogic aspects and practice it on alternate days.

Fix days to perform power packed yoga asanas. The next day, be in a relaxed zone and invest time in meditation. Give time for breathing practice with energising pranayama techniques of Anulom Vilom, Brahmari, Kapalbhati, and more.

We all have the same number of hours each day. The difference is how we manage our schedule and prioritise things. Committing 10 minutes to your health won’t harm your schedule rather do all the good you have always imagined for yourself.

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Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Teacher Training In India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.

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