Sunday, January 31, 2010

Do Office Yoga: video series

Working in an office or at a computer for prolonged periods of time can put strain on the neck, shoulder and back muscles which in turn can lead to tension and stiffness. This tension can cause headaches, as well as back, neck and shoulder pain. If left unattended, it could also impact your ability to function effectively at work and your overall quality of life. Simple techniques such as Office Yoga may help alleviate the pain and other symptoms by releasing tension and increasing muscle strength and flexibility.

Take a few minutes for yourself and incorporate some Office Yoga into your daily routine.

Benefits of Office Yoga Include:
  • Released tension
  • Increased flexibility
  • Stronger muscles
  • Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improved concentration and memory
  • It is energizing
  • Improved balance
  • It requires minimal effort and is very relaxing
  • Slow dynamic and static movements reduce risk of injury
  • Decreased resting heart rate
  • Decreased pain
  • Improved immunity
  • It is noncompetitive and process oriented
  • It allows you to focus internally
Before you begin:
  • Breathing is very important in the practice of Yoga. When doing the exercises you want to take deep, slow breaths in and out.
  • Exercises should be done slowly and with control.
  • To gain the full benefit it is important that you focus and be in total control of your self; your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Take a few moments to just sit quietly before you start to gain concentration and focus.
  • Be aware of your posture, your upper body should be straight and tall, yet relaxed.
  • Yoga takes time to learn, you may need to do a few sessions before you become accustomed to the movements.
  • Have fun and enjoy your time to relax and de-stress.
Visit How to Do Office Yoga: Video Series | eHow Videos and use these 17 free 'how to' videos to learn tips and techniques for yoga stretching exercises you can do in the office, for your neck, shoulders, spine, wrist, legs and more to relieve work stress at your desk.