Yoga at Work:
Going beyond physical fitness and mental awareness People in Flow see the value of a total approach to health and well-being.
Yoga works to boost the immune system and with the 12.5 million days lost each year due to stress related illness; it really could be the best investment you make today, in terms of individual and company wellness. Evidence suggests that yoga and meditation both decrease stress and anxiety and boost the immune system, reducing inflammatory responses associated with many stress-related ailments including ulcers, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders. The classes will hone in on specific workplace issues including lower back pain, shallow breathing, stress and chronic conditions from sitting still for hours at a desk. Techniques such as meditation and pranayama will help employees to manage their work situations, emotions, stress and help to lift energy and performance.
The styles of yoga available to bring into the work place:
- – Alignment Yoga is a hatha yoga inspired class dedicated to reversing the effects of occupation-related aches and pains. Students will leave feeling rejuvenated, energized and ready to take on the day. Classes are thoughtfully sequenced to increase circulation and address common workplace issues and complaints.
- – Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga ideal for the workplace in that it can be done without dressing down or with limited space and is appropriate for almost anyone. In this class you will practice yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation contributing to a more balanced and energized mind and body.
- – Restorative Yoga is a slow-paced yoga practice will create peace of mind and help heal and release the effects of chronic anxiety and stress. The use of props and long pose holds eases each student into deep relaxation of the body, mind, and spirit. The class will start with gentle warm ups that move into supportive restorative poses that allow the body to renew and detoxify through deep twists, heart openers, and hip and low back stretches.