Lu Jong is an easy yoga practice that has great health benefits, yet takes only 12 minutes
"I practice yoga for 90 minutes every morning". Yeah, right. I would really want to be able to say that but, let's face it, for many of us it simply isn't realistic to make that kind of time commitment every day. Thankfully I discovered Lu Jong - an easy yoga that only takes 12 minutes. Twelve Minutes? Yup! Read on... 🙂
In reality, like many people, I spend long hours sitting at a desk, at a computer, and my body is getting stiffer and less flexible as the years go by. Two or three times a week I do get to fit in a full 90-minute routine, but on the days that I just can't find that time, all is not lost.
I was very fortunate some years ago, while on a visit to Arizona, to come across the Lu Jong Five Elements Movement taught by Tulku Lama Lobsang. For me it has been a life saver in terms of keeping my body healthy and active when I don't have time for a 90 minute routine, but don't misunderstand me - this easy yoga IS a complete practice in itself and if you practice this each day you really don't need anything else.
It is an easy yoga to learn and you can do it in about 12 minutes. It's just great have something so effective, in terms of it's ability to maintain core strength and flexiblity, that doesn't require a huge investment of time.
At periods throughout the day it is so helpful to be able to stand away from the desk and practice an easy yoga for just 12 minutes (12 is recommended as ideal... if you're only taking 10 minutes you may be doing it too fast).
Don't be fooled by it's ease, simplicity and short duration - it is still an extremely effective yoga practice. I have had days where I feel as though I'm getting a cold, but (as with other forms of yoga) if I simply do the Lu Jong routine I can feel the channels opening up, and the energy shift. Nine times out of ten the 'cold' doesn't really take hold. 12 minutes to get rid of a cold? Can't be bad!
What I love most about this routine is that you don't need any special equipment and it doesn't take up as much space as a floor routine. I'm glad I learned it because it can be practiced practically anywhere at any time and is a great support to my longer more in-depth practice. This easy yoga is perfect for those of us who are practising yoga at home. To learn more check out the video below and visit their website at LuJong.org
The full training DVD can be purchased HERE