Desk Yoga Practices For Balance

Desk yoga practices leave you happily centred and balanced. I think this is the key to a productive work environment. The two desk yoga practices shown below not only reduce the risk of RSI, but calm the mind and get you back to focus. Here is what you can do if you are not attending our Yoga classes in Taringa or Red Hill and if we are not yet at your workplace with our work-life-balance-Yoga-programs. Desk yoga practices relieve tension in the body and mind and bring you into balance.

Sit comfortably upright and straight on the front part of the chair, navel drawn in and tailbone tucked in. The head is well centered. Close your eyes and breathe in. As you breathe out gently shift the weight of your head forward, bringing the chin toward the chest. Go on breathing in this position, feeling the stretching and relaxing of the neck/shoulder muscles with every exhalation.Do the same with the sideways movement - staying in the sideways stretch for at least 3-5 breaths to really relax the side of the neck muscles.

3.2 neck movements 3.3 Neck movements

 

Relieve the Body of Stress at Work

An average of 4.5 hours off work per week per employee? This surely means that we are out of balance! There is a need to know how to relieve the body from stress. In today's mostly hectic world an overproduction of adrenalin causes fatigue and stress which results in absenteeism at work. "Every stress leaves an indelible scar and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older", according to Dr. Hans Selve, one of the foremost researchers in the world on how stress affects the body and founder of the International Institute of Stress at the University of Montreal. "Yoga is one of the most effective, natural ways to relieve the body of stress. As we age, Yoga is a panacea for increasing endurance as it teaches movement of the body in a safe and aligned way. It relieves tension in the diaphragm and rib cage, which helps the heart to pump more easily."

Interested in integrating Yoga at your workplace?  We come to you and present a "lunch-box-seminar" so you can see and experience what Yoga can do for you and your company before you sign up for one or our programs.

Workplace Wellness Just A Twist Away

For every $1 invested in workplace wellness, a company can expect $3 in cost savings or benefits (University of Michigan Research Center), as it reduces sick leave costs and medical claims due to work related repetitive stresses. Programs offered by Brisbane based AtWorkYoga at the same time improve workplace morale, increase motivation and productivity through our focus on balancing individuals and corporations. Here is one thing you can do: "Twist again and keep healthy and flexible on many levels"

Put your left hand on right shoulder and the left hand behind your back on left hip and twist to the right side, gently pushing the right shoulder back. Your knees can be slightly bend. Feel the twist in the whole torso and enjoy it every time you exhale, letting go of the resistance you may feel in the beginning.

Yoga offers a variety of twisting exercises that can be done standing, sitting or lying down. Some can even be practiced in a chair. Twists simply wring out tension from the body, stimulate circulation, raise energy levels and relieve tired muscles. Physiologically, the gentle twisting movement stimulates blood flow and thus circulation. That's why one experiences refreshing effects of a twist straight away.