Have you ever attended a luncheon and felt sleepy
from eating heavy foods prior to the presentation?
Try these tips before the meeting to
- Boost food nutrient absorption
- Digest and retain the information that you are learning
with asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breath control)
For your home practice, try these tips.
"Time is on my side, yes it is"
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Check in more often to prevent burnout.
Be a workplace yoga ninja!
No one will know you're doing it!
"My chest felt fluttery when she asked me to
bring awareness to my heart"
Yoga will lead to improvement in Cardiovascular Response to and Recovery from Stress*
- Observe Your Breath -
The first step to supporting your heart & circulation
Count the length of your inhale & Exhale
Gently practice lengthening your exhale to twice as long as your inhale
without tension in your mind or body.
- Practice Pranayama (Breath Control) -
This video will help you boost circulation. Oxygenate your blood and carry nutrients into your muscles, organs and bones while calming your nervous system and removing waste.
Western science is studying yoga!
Since 1970, more that 50 studies have investigated yoga's influence
on cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, lipid profiles, bod weight and blood pressure.
*Yoga reduces stress and inflammation in 10 days
*Yoga controls oxidative stress, reduces BMI, waist circumference,
blood pressure and fasting glucose
*Yoga addresses cardiovascular disease with no known side effects, no infrastructure and can be practiced by the chronically ill and elderly
it is time to complete your weekend wellness practice.
This Empowering Your Boundaries video provides a convenient,
at-home practice to reset. Whether you sit or stand for the majority of your work week, your hips will love this!
Difficulty: Intermediate principals and pace (but that's what the pause button is for).
If you have tight shoulders or neck pain; try Puppy or Child's Pose instead of
Downward Facing Dog and Plank on your knees.
Props: Block / Book / Empty Container
Strap / Scarf / Tie / Rope (you really can use anything)
There is a greater degree of stress in the workplace,
which can carry over to your home life.
Yoga is a simple relaxation tool for all experience levels;
regular practice creates excellent
physical and mental health.
Whether you are on your feet or
staring at a computer all day,
Yoga In Your Workplace will teach you
simple ways to:
- Heal Back Pain
- Boost Energy & Efficiency
- Curb Cravings
- Stay Healthy
Long Commute, Crowded Bus?
Travel and movement can be stressful and unsettling;
make the experience as calming as possible for a great day and evening at home.
Tip: Make a Hang Drum playlist and brew Holy Basil or Lavender & Fennel tea
Overwhelmed, Pulled in too many directions?
When everything around you feels out of control,
learn to control your breath for greater nourishment and relaxation.
Tip: Close your eyes and notice your breath
Count the seconds of your inhale and exhale
Practice lengthening your exhale to twice and much as your inhale
Looking at a computer all day can weaken your eye muscles and lead to headaches.
Tip: Hold your gaze forward while turning your head
side to side, up and down
Alignment practices to re-establish the balancing curves of your spine will
get every part of your body working together again
Tip: Stand in Tadasana, Mountain Pose,
while on your hands-free phone calls
Tip: If you are on your feet all day, try Virasana with props
Tip: Seated or Standing, Viprita Karini is fantastic for the end of your day.
Bend your knees so that your low back gently curves up off the floor
or place a blanket/pillow under your low back.
A tip for the days when the fog will not lift; ignight your own fire:
Light non-scented candles to brighten your space.
Staring into a flame makes for great focus meditation too!
Click here for a candle video
Here are a few amazing, post-practice comments to motivate you:
"I feel like I have more space on the inside" – Diana W. (Engineer)
"Even though I'm exhausted after work,
I still need yoga to change gears and deactivate my mind" -Sam P. (Sales)
"Man! The world would be such a better place if everyone took this class!" -Susane C. (Accountant)
"This class was motivation for meditation!" - Linda R. (Office Manager)
"You really have to focus on breathing when you're standing on one foot" -Peter M. (Contractor)
"I love when Christina Robohm comes to lead yoga at my office!
It always rejuvenates me for the afternoon!" -Stefanie R. (Pennsylvania DEP)
"Your class feels like I took a nap. A nap that stretched me a lot" – Rebecca J. (Insights, PeopleMetrics)
"Lucky me! I had a private yoga session with Christina this morning and all kinds of amazing things happened. Usually I'm very sensitive to extraneous noise, but somehow Christina enabled me to reach a point where I was able to block out everything except her voice. Also during savasana I actually felt like I was separate from my body. Hard to explain, but it was a most pleasant sensation. This has never happened to me before and I've been practicing for many years. Christina is so kind and gentle. I feel very safe with her." - Phyllis S. (Retired)
"Christina's classes were always the highlight of my week every time I do get to go. I've always loved yoga, but taking classes with her has definitely opened up my soul to a lot of things. During the time that I first started classes with Christina, I was fresh out of school and had a lot of figuring things out to do. I was in a place where I felt I had more questions than answers. Attending her class the two days a week helped me slow down my mind and focus on things one by one! It's amazing how the few classes I took really helped me relax and focus at the same time. It's weird to say, but I've definitely grown more as a person and understand things better, and I'm glad that her classes helped me do that! (Not to forget the awesome workout that it provided)" -Alma Al Farisi (Freelance Technical Designer)
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