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A One Week Beginner Yoga Schedule For Stress Reduction

Stress reduction is not optional. Here’s your invitation to make it a priority.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Yoga, it’s one of the most talked about self-care practices. Yoga also happens to be a go-to form of exercise to help combat stress while toning the body. 

If you’re new to yoga, or you want in on how to do more to reduce stress, read on. We are sharing a one-week beginner yoga schedule specifically for stress reduction. Plus, yoga is the shiz when it comes to mind and body health, so you’ll benefit in so many ways from doing more yoga. 

Get your yoga pants on and roll your yoga mat out. Here’s your one-week yoga schedule to beat stress. 

Roll Out Your Mat, and Get Your Namaste On

Day #1 Get Real Zen

Start the week off with some restorative yoga. Restorative yoga is a must when it comes to calming your sympathetic nervous system. It’s also great for just getting you into a calmer state of mind, amongst all the chaos. You’ll have a chance to get another restorative practice in at the end of the week as well, so test it out as you get your week started. When you try it the second time, you can see which poses felt best for you. Need some guidance with your practice? Try our FitOn stretch to restore class with Vytas. 

Day #2 Amp Things up With a Power Yoga Practice

Now that you centered your mind and body with some restorative yoga, it’s time to amp it up. While yoga is relaxing, it doesn’t mean you can’t get in a good workout. Do a yoga practice that works up a sweat today. Try a FitOn power flow class to get the blood flowing. 

Day #3 Stretch it Out

After your power yoga yesterday, get stretchy today with a FitOn yoga stretch class. Not only will this help you calm and center your mind, but it will benefit your body in so many ways. Stretching is key to preventing injury, and boosting mobility for optimal fitness results. 

Day #4 Pause & Meditate

Today, take the day off from yoga, and just meditate. Meditation is such a great way to calm the mind and feel connected to your breath. Learning how to take long and cleansing breaths will only benefit your yoga practices. Deep breathing also helps calm the nervous system during times of stress as well. 

Day #5 Add More Power

Now that you have done one power yoga routine, try adding a little more power to your yoga practice today. Maybe this means trying a new challenging pose, or staying in chair pose a little longer. Challenge yourself a little more today, while reminding yourself to stay connected to your breath. 

Day #6 Yoga Core

A great way to reduce stress while toning your core is to do yoga plus core combined, which obviously makes a lot of sense. Try our FitOn yoga core class with Vytas to strengthen, tone, and center your mind at the same time. 

Day #7 End Your Week With Restorative Yoga

Just like how you started your week, end your week with another restorative yoga practice. This will help calm and center your mind after a long and busy week. 

Get Your Yoga Flow on This Week

If you’re looking for a new challenge to combat stress while also building strength, yoga may be your new go-to. Start off with this one-week yoga schedule to help get you started. The best part? You can do this at home without having to step foot in a gym. Win, win. 
Need a little help with your yoga routine? Press play on a FitOn yoga workout. You’ll be guided through a yoga practice and leave your mat feeling way better than before you started.