People ask the question, “Where is the time for yoga in our hectic lives?” You get up at six o’clock, go to the office, work, come back home, take care of the kids, eat and till you go to bed, you have a busy day.
Where is the time for yoga? You have time to eat, to gossip, to work, you have the time to take care of everything but you have no time to take care of yourself?
This attitude comes about because you try to act like a martyr all the time. I have no time for myself. I am giving myself totally to everybody.
What is it that you are giving? Your agitations, irritations, anxieties are being passed on to your children. If you are truly concerned about your children, creating a joyful and loving atmosphere for their growth on a daily basis, moment to moment, is more important.
If you invest, let us say, even 30 minutes a day for yoga, you will enhance your capabilities and you will gain immensely, even in terms of time.
The first thing that will happen is, your sleep quota will come down. Right now if you are sleeping eight hours a day, that means you are just sleeping off one-third of your life. If your body and your mind are more energised and active, your sleep quota will naturally come down.
With a simple process of yoga, your body and mind get more organised. You would see that your level of performance becomes such that whatever you are doing in eight hours, you will very easily be able to do it in three to four hours.
This is simply because, if you observe yourself through the day, suppose we take a video of your whole day without you being aware of it, you will notice how much unnecessary movement and activities are happening in your life. So if one brings yoga into one’s life, suddenly the quality of life will be very different. (www.ishafoundation.org)