Many people say that if you cannot devote a full 60 or 90 minutes to your yoga practice, then why bother? Traditionally, yoga was practiced for a full 90 minutes or longer. Classes at most studios today are 60, 75 or 90 minutes. But what if you don’t have that much time to do yoga? What if you don’t want to do yoga for that long? Is it still effective?

I believe it is. My own personal practice used to be 90 minutes, 4-5 times a week or more, but that was before having children. Now I’ve got two school-aged children, run Innergy Corporate Yoga full time and am often cooking a meal or cleaning something in our house. Sure, I could make more time for yoga but my practice these days is usually 20-30 minutes, 2-3 times a week. Although I would like to practice yoga more, I also know that something is better than nothing. I feel the effects after just 5 minutes into my practice – more energy and less stress, as well as many other benefits.

I think yoga is great. If you’ve got 90 minutes, five times a week, great. If you only have 20 minutes three times a week, then that is great too. Obviously longer is better, but not if it doesn’t work with your schedule. We have to be realistic. The important thing is to move your body. Yoga is a great compliment to many sports and activities and a very beneficial way to lower stress and boost energy.

Innergy’s Corporate Yoga classes are typically 45-60 minutes in length and because the class comes straight to the business, employees save time and money by not driving, parking and leaving the office.

-Lynn Roberts
President, Innergy Corporate Yoga