Is the nagging pain in your neck and back distracting you and draining your energy?
Press PAUSE on your busy life with this free 10 minute "Yoga at My Desk" video to instantly feel better!
Ready to go from having “no time” to exercise to making it an essential part of your day that you love and look forward to?
I know you've got a lot going on right now which means that in order for you to show up and shine as your amazing self you gotta take care of YOU too!
Believe me: I know it's hard not to grab your phone and start the scroll first thing in the morning. I mean what if you missed something important while you were asleep?
BUT HERE'S THE THING: if you’re always saying yes to everyone else and not to yourself it's a surefire recipe for burnout.
Trust me, I’ve been there! Which is why I'm on a mission to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. I was burnt out, anxious, and didn’t think I had it in me to keep going, but I did, once I committed to making my health and happiness a priority.
Because the reality is you may already be dealing with stress, headaches, exhaustion, aches and pains all over, and creeping weight gain. Or...
Life as we knew it has shifted drastically, which means for many stress has been a constant companion which is understandable.
However, since stress is a know contributor to a weakened immune system as well as a risk faction for disease and mental health challenge doing things on a regular basis to lower it is absolutely needed.
Thankfully, the number one tool for bringing your stress level down quickly is one that is also right under your nose....your breath.
Slow deep breathing is a sure fire way to help yourself feel more centered.
Next time you feel yourself getting overwhelmed try this:
As we navigate this unprecedented time and ever changing work arrangements, people around the world are reporting higher stress levels than ever.
And while stress shows up differently in people, it has very similar effects for many such as:
Coupled with the fact that chronic stress is a major risk for illness and mental health challenges, it is absolutely essential that your team has the tools that they need to lower stress levels naturally!
Empower yourself with practical and research backed techniques to stress less with this virtual workshop:
STRESS LESS: Tools and Techniques You Can Use Anywhere
This virtual workshop will help you understand stress, know exactly how to reduce it, and what to do today to build inner resilience to promote a deep sense of calm and ease.
You've probably heard that Yoga has lots of tools for stress relief right? IT DOES!
But if you are feeling so stressed out that your mind is running a mile a minute and your TO-DO list stretches into next month it can be very difficult to sit and meditate.
I can totally relate to that and so can many of my clients! And if that sounds at all familiar to you too I have a powerful tool to share with you called Lotus Mudra.
You may not have realized it, but sitting for long hours (especially with weak, slouched posture) can be hard on your heart both physically and energetically.
Think about it: when you sit down not much is happening in your body so your heart rate and your metabolism slow down a lot. Over time, this can cause:
Since your body and mind are so inter-connected, being slouched over a keyboard for most of the day can often leave you: foggy in the head, stressed out, low energy, struggling with lack of motivation or inspiration, or heavy with feelings of sadness, apathy, or worry.
Left unchecked over time this could easily lead to a whole host of issues with your health inside and out! Unfortunately, in people that sit for more than 6 hours everyday the rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, insomnia, and even...
On a scale of 1-10 what would your average stress level be? What about when you are at work? What about during the holidays?
I remember a time when my stress level was so high that I was waking up in the middle of the night feeling like I was running a marathon: heart pounding, sweating, and feeling intense anxiety.
IT WAS STRAIGHT UP AWFUL, thankfully I knew I had to make a shift and took action to do so!
Stress is a reality of life: the issue is how high our stress level gets and what we do to manage and reduce it.
The American Institute of Stress reports that 40% of people say that their job is very or extremely stressful......YIKES!
And since stress is a known contributor to many health issues and problems including: neck tension, back pain, headaches, digestive issues, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, depression and every major chronic disease it is VITAL that we take action to bring stress levels down.
Thankfully Yoga has a wide variety of tools...
Life can throw a lot at us, especially at work. And when we are in the thick of things with long TO DO lists, clients, and distractions it can be challenging to be grateful for all of it....am I right?
However, if we manage to keep our cool and approach each moment with an open mind and a willingness to learn we can. This approach, which is called the growth mindset, is a powerful lens to look through (and thankfully one we can develop and hone).
The essence of the growth mindset is to always be looking for the lesson in the situation so that we can learn and grow and become the fullest version of our self.
So by taking a step back and looking at the situation from a wider lens we can learn to ask better open ended questions such as: What can I learn from this? What is the universe trying to tell me? What tools do I have to handle this situation?
These are far different from the opposite fixed mindset that asks closed ended questions such as: Why is this happening to me?...
If so, you are definitely not alone and the truth is that way too many people feel this way!
Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your health and happiness, yet is something that far too many people deal with on a daily basis simply because they don't yet know what to do to ease the burden.
While some stress is helpful to get us up and motivated to take action, if left unchecked, stress can quickly take a toll on your body and your mind.
Take my client Emily for example: who when dealing with major family stress developed lower back issues and sciatica pain. Since it is very common for problems to manifest as physical symptoms it was essential that we integrated relaxation techniques plus stretches and exercises to help her feel like herself again and get out of pain. And thankfully she did!
Far too many people wait until they are in pain or are super stressed to take action because they think they just don't have the time, know how, or...