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!
As Rumi said: the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
But often that first step forward feels the most uncertain or awkward...am I right? Especially if you have no freaking clue where you're going or how to get there!
This is why, in the Out of Pain and Into Power workshop I hosted the other day I asked everyone what "their mountain" was.
Sure, it may be an actual mountain that they want to climb but for many people it was something else: like traveling the world, playing with their kids.
Truly, what I was getting at was is the DEEP WHY getting out of pain is ESSENTIAL.
Yes, it just DOWNRIGHT sucks to hurt.
Which is of course a huge part of the reason why I want you to get out of pain!
But truthfully, the weak, slouched posture that can cause the pain is also stealing your time, your joy, your energy, and your focus.
When it does this, your mountain starts to feel really far away and...
Have you noticed how after lunch your event guests or team members all look like they could use a nap? Instead of seeing them doze off, get them up and moving with a fun and energizing break with me!
As a speaker my talks are informative, empowering, and experiential since I incorporate easy moves and tools that can be done anywhere with minimal space.
Coupled with the fact that I have highly entertaining stories with an approachable and engaging presentation style I'll have your guests laughing and learning simultaneously!
Learn more about my talk topics and available options here:
Take a mini Yoga Break to energize your body, ease tension and strengthen your upper back for better posture!
Loved that and want some more? Grab the free 10 minute Yoga Break to ease neck and shoulder tension right here.
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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.
With the onset of the global pandemic of COVID-19, to say our lives have changed drastically is an understatement. Most of the world is being asked to stay at home, maintain distance from others when out in public, and maintain high standards of hygiene to slow the spread of the virus.
Likely millions of others, you may now be working from home which is a big shift to your daily routine and schedule. And for now this is a key part that you can play to help flatten the curve and reduce the number of people worldwide that are impacted.
During this unprecedented time, it is vital that you do everything you can to stay healthy by keeping your immune system up and your stress levels down! While you know I am always a huge advocate for self care, I am suggesting that you kick those efforts into overdrive immediately and over these coming weeks.
Here's some ideas to help you with that:
I'd like to introduce you to someone! Have you met Emma? She is the colleague of the future or what someone is predicted to look like after 20 years of office work.......
It might look like a joke but it isn't. This model was created based on the input of 3000 office workers in the UK, Germany, and France and what they are dealing with currently. They mentioned things that probably sound familiar, such as:
back pain, neck tension, headaches, eye strain, weight gain, stress, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, skin issues, insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Based on all the info that was shared the researchers created Emma: the colleague of the future.
Doesn't look good does it? Doesn't feel good either since she is predicted to have: a permanently rounded back, carry extra weight, have varicose veins, eye problems, headaches, high cholesterol, insulin sensitivity, and a...
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...