YOGA IN THE WORKPLACE
Yoga in the workplace as a strategy for health, happiness and increased productivity.
Long hours spent sitting at a desk can lead to postural problems, back pain and headaches.
Yoga postures realign the spine and develop strength and flexibility in the whole body. This results in an overall improvement in posture, increased freedom of movement and a reduction in muscular/mental tension.
Working under stress taxes the nervous system and compromises the immune system which can lead to a range of health related conditions (including heart disease, anxiety and depression)
Yoga re-balances the nervous system, strengthens the immune system and boosts vitality. Asana combined with deep, slow yogic breathing increases endorphins and enhances mood.
Low energy and lack of focus
Yoga gets the whole body moving and movement is life! Yoga has been clinical shown to develop focus and concentration and enhance cognitive skills.
Yoga in the workplace is easy to arrange. Simply get a group together (minimum of 4), find a large enough area or conference room that is available at a regular time each week and get in contact by phone or email.
Mixed ability groups and complete beginners are welcome.
Meditation is Easier than you Think(ing) . . .
6 week introduction to meditation for corporate groups
In the West we tend to favour thinking and doing and leave little space for just Being. We like to plan, analyse, evaluate and chase what we think we want. All this mental activity moves us further away from a place of “just being” which is the source of freedom, inspiration, wisdom and happiness and paradoxically, the very things we chase with the thinking mind.
Meditation teaches us to be present- in our bodies and in the moment. It helps us recognise when we are stuck in a groove of conditioned thinking (when we use thought patterns attached to the past to colour our experience of the present or to “pre-live” the future) and it helps us cultivate acceptance, calm and equanimity – qualities which can affect all aspects of life in a positive way.
Everyone has the capacity to meditate: You do not have to be able to sit cross-legged on the floor, have practiced any Yoga or have particular ideological beliefs.
Learning and practising meditation is a deeply refreshing experience and 45 minute classes can easily slot into a lunch hour or can be arranged at the start or end of the working day. Please contact me for further details