Remember yesterday when I said it was back to basics for me with simple meditation and gentle yoga? I wasn't kidding. Here's a body scan meditation I love to do for stress reduction. I notice that as I move my awareness, I can physically feel my body's response. It's pretty incredible.
This is a simple five minute meditation. It's good for any time of the day - morning, noon or night, and works for before a yoga practice, after, or standalone. If you have really tight hips, you may find that being seated in stillness even for just five minutes is uncomfortable. If that's the case, I'd recommend sitting on a yoga block or a bolster. Being propped up will ease up a bit on the hips and tight leg muscles and offer some relief.
Hope you enjoy.