Enter desk yoga – the growing trend in the corporate yoga realm that means you can get your yoga fix anytime (even if it’s just enough to tide you over until you can make it to class next). With some basic poses you can relieve tension, decrease stress levels and clear the mind (though we can’t promise you that your co-workers won’t have a small giggle if they don’t know what you’re doing!). Here are some of our favourite poses below:
4 – 6 Breath – Ok, technically not a yoga pose BUT a great way to bring those stress levels down in an instant. Simply breathe in using your full lung capacity to a slow count of 4, then exhale nice and slowly to a slow count of 6. We recommend 10 or so rounds (depending on how severe the stress level is) to find that feeling of calm and focus that we so desperately need in our jobs.
Desk Meditation – this one of course is easier if you have your own office or work somewhere quiet, but 1 – 2 minutes is all you need to really feel a difference! Performed with a more natural breath this one is super simple, just close your eyes and follow your breath in and out. As thoughts pop in, acknowledge their presence and just come back to your breath once again.
We hope this sets you up for a little more peace and calm throughout your busy workdays! At Stretch we love to teach corporate yoga too and desk yoga is one of our favourite workshops to bring to corporate events and wellness days. For more information check out our Brisbane Corporate Yoga page, or pop us and email to email@example.com.
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