Be dynamically consistent!

You may be asking yourself, “What does that mean?” Attempting to find balance with your work and your personal time can create a lot of stress.

The stressors can multiply when you are daily taking care of a family as well.

Finding the motivation to get your to-do list done (whether it’s work-related or family-related) can be a challenge. However, every woman I know is always up for a challenge…really!

As a working mom with seven children—four still living at home—balance can be a challenge. As a physical therapist, I know how important it is to move our bodies every day.

Our bodies and minds are engineered to move, be creative, and rest. Yes…I said rest! It may seem nearly impossible on those crazy busy days to incorporate both movement and rest.

Because it can be overwhelming, Inspiring Lives Magazine wants to share with you a simple yoga sequence.

Through yoga, you can calm your active mind. The gentle poses can re-energize your body, and you can find your motivation.

First, find a great motivational saying. This will be your mantra. Take a moment to write it down.

Next, find a comfortable spot to sit (even in front of your desk). Find your sitting bones and sit up straight.

Inhale deeply. Then slowly exhale. Then, inhale again, and focus on the motivational saying that you chose.

Breathe out.

On the next breath, reach your arms over your head, and press them together at the top of your head. Your palms should be together as you pull your hands down toward your chest.

Repeat three times while thinking about your motivational phrase.

Next, move your right hand to your left knee and reach your left hand behind.

Do a gentle twist with your waist, looking over your left shoulder.

Repeat three times, and do the same to the other side.

Finish by stretching your arms overhead, and gently reach back to extend your spine. Do this three times.

Let your hands meet overhead on the last repetition and pull your hands down, meeting in front of your heart, and repeat your personal message.

Set your intention, be dynamic, and take care of you!

Alice Beckett-Rumberger, the owner of TheraFusion, is a licensed physical therapist with over 25 years of experience who is trained to teach yoga. She has worked with professional athletes, individuals with disabilities and everyday people wanting to improve their fitness, rehabilitate from an injury, or simply get the most from their bodies! Rumberger is a member of the APTA and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.