Yoga for suits
Did you know that 12 million working days are lost to British industry due to back problems, 316 million to colds and viruses and 7 million to stress? Yoga can help with all of these, a simple investment in yourself/staff can bring more effective working hours which translates as more times at the desk not at home in bed.
Yoga is the ONLY system that looks at the body as a WHOLE. When there are areas of tightness in the body it causes blockages, energy (oxygen/nutrients/hormones etc) is restricted creating a malfunction. If these systems are not in harmony then stress is built up in the body, making the body and all its systems (muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, immune, endocrine, digestive and nervous) unable to function at their prime optimum. Yoga brings balance back to the body enabling it to work at its most effective.
Like anything in life it is all about balance, when our lives are in balance everything is working well and going smoothly but when we take on too much, every thing falls apart and this is our warning sign that something needs to change. It's the same with the body, when the body is in balance it works efficiently but when it is out of balance things start to go wrong, we get ill, the body shuts down because it want to heal itself but what do we do we 'pop pills' to enable us to 'carry on'. We don't listen to the body and we wonder why our immune system is 'shot to pieces' we pick up bug after bug and we just don't seem able to shrug it off, we have lost the ability to listen to our bodies and this is manifesting itself more and more in the work place. Yoga Junky™ offers Yoga Junky™ for Skirts and Suits, classes specifically tailored for the workplace;
Improve your flexibility; If the body is constantly hunching over a computer or hands in a 'keyboard' position, over a period of time the body conserves energy and 'sets' at these positions, yoga brings the body into balance by counter posing this shortening of muscles. Also stress initiates muscular contractions in the large muscle groups activated by the 'fight or flight' response of the sympathetic nervous system. When the stress response is activated often, chronic contraction can result in these areas which include the shoulder, lower back and legs. Yoga releases these areas physically (through stretching and psychologically (through reducing the stress response) and therefore facilitates overall health in the muscular system. As the muscles relax posture comes back into alignment and allows for maximum energy efficiency since it takes a lot of energy to hold the muscles and body in a contracted, imbalanced state.
Manage your stress; Some nerves/adrenaline are helpful but when you are feeling out of control and the nerves are taking over yoga gives you tools for your 'toolbox' helping you to bring your nerves under control when, and if, you choose too. In this modern day we are so used to stress and the over use of the sympathetic nervous system that we don't know how to recognise stress. When the body is operating on a 'red alert status' all of the time our emotional state is out of balance as is the endocrine system (which effects our glands which secretes hormones, adrenaline, insulin, digestive juices - which when out of balance manifests itself as stomach ulcers). Yoga junky helps you to recognise when the body is in a state of stress and then offering the tools to manage it and calm the body down bringing it back into a state of balance.
Boosting immune system; Fighting against the germs passed around via the heating/air-conditioning systems and the worst culprits your colleagues, chronic stress also depletes the immune system and creates a susceptibility to disease. By reducing stress, yoga enhances the effectiveness of the immune system.
Focus; When you just cant think straight yoga offers skills to empty the mind, clearing it of all the 'clutter' enabling you to think clearer.
Breathing techniques; Most of us have gotten into bad breathing habits and surprisingly enough this is the most common cause of headaches and fatigue no need for pills it is just lack of oxygen to the brain. The breathing techniques are also used to stimulate the brain, increasing alertness and stamina and also for either stimulating or calming the body down.
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