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!
Stop your scroll and try these simple moves for less tension and pain in your upper back and neck!
If working on your computer all day leaves you feeling:
>Like you're in a body twice your age and that kinda freaks you out
>So exhausted that you could curl up under your desk and nap at any given moment…
>Your mind is SO all over the place that it feels the ball at the final match of the world ping pong championships…
It happens!! Life is busy and with so many demands on your time and energy it can be VERY easy to forget to make time to take care of your body so it stays strong, healthy, and PAIN FREE!!
Which is why I would love to invite you to my free OUT OF PAIN AND INTO POWER workshop happening Wednesday March 23 at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST.
In this live session you’ll learn how to prevent the dreaded keyboard hunchback so you can overcome pain and:
NOT feel like you're living in a body 2X your actual age that has to make "old...
How many hours a day are you on your computer or phone?
We spend an astonishing amount of time hunched over our devices so its ESSENTIAL that you learn how to take breaks and why doing so actually boosts your productivity and helps you get more done.
I am so honored to have been interview by Dr Gordon of the Menopause Yoga as we chat about Desktop Yoga and why mini Yoga Breaks throughout the day can be a game changer for your neck and shoulder pain, headaches and lots more.
WOW::: I have never needed Yoga more than I have these last few days. I am on a roller coaster of emotions, but one thing I know for sure is that Yoga is helping me big time.
What about you? What is helping you navigate the wild waters of the last week?
I hope that you are using every tool you know of to take care of yourself, inside and out! Since I know how powerful and helpful they are, I would love to share the tools of Yoga with you to: MOVE, BREATHE, STRETCH, RELAX, and CONNECT through the magic of the interwebs!
CAN YOU JOIN ME FOR OUR NEWLY ADDED WEEKLY ONLINE YOGA SESSIONS?
This all levels Yoga class will be hosted every Wednesday for the next few weeks at 4:30pm HST/ 7:30pm PST on Zoom and offered by donation.
Everyone is welcome, so please invite your friends!! Sign up here!
The classes will be open to all levels and will be about 75 minutes long. We will mix it up from week to week, but you can expect some standing poses, deep stretches,...
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:
The events of the last few weeks have meant major changes for all of us, to say the least! To minimize our contact with others and hopefully slow down and lessen the effects of the corona virus we are now being asked to distance ourselves socially.
And for many of us, this has meant the shift to working remotely from home. As someone who has been doing this for awhile already I would love to offer you some tips to make the best of this experience to keep your mind sane and your body healthy including taking Yoga Breaks throughout the day!
Tip #1: Set up a dedicated work space
No, you can't work from the couch or the bed, you need to be able to sit or stand up properly (ie: stay awake)! This means setting up a dedicated work space at a desk or table so that you can stay upright, alert, and actually get things done.
Find a spot with good lighting, a proper chair and a surface area so you can lay out all the tools you need: computer, notepad, water, phone etc etc.
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...
Technology is a staple in our modern lives, which is extremely helpful, but can definitely take a toll on your body.
Spending long hours sitting and working on your computer or phone can easily leave you dealing with:
You may not have realized it, but your mood and energy is strongly influenced by your posture. This means that slouching can:
Your mind and body are powerfully connected. Which is why strengthening your core muscles so that you sit, stand, and walk taller is super important to your overall health and vitality!
When you hold strong posture you:
Breathe better, look and feel leaner, have less back and body pain, ...
So how did the first month of 2020 go for you?
I'll admit it was kind of a weird month for me, but I'm settling into my groove again now which feels great.
If you are like me (and most people LOL) you start the year off with big gusto towards your intentions and then things kinda slow down when routine kicks back in. Sound familiar?
And like for so many people having a consistent exercise, yoga, or meditation practice is often part of the plan each year. Was that the case for you?
If so, here are 3 tips to help you get into the habit of practicing self care more often:
1) Decide how many times a week you want to do the practice and write it in your day planner at the beginning of the week. Note each time you do it throughout the week so you can see if you met your goal by week end.
2) Schedule the sessions into your planner/calendar as a NON-NEGOTIABLE appointment with yourself! You deserve your attention right? YES!!!
3) Set an alarm in your phone to...
You work out, you get enough sleep, and drink half your body weight in water everyday and if you are like most people you will think this is enough to stay healthy....but here's the crazy thing: it isn't. Many people mistakenly believe that just because they exercise regularly that sitting all day won't effect them. But unfortunately this just isn't true. Even people that work out on a regular basis are still at risk for sitting disease.
Sitting disease...what's that?
Sitting disease is a collection of risk factors used to describe the negative health impacts of a sedentary (or in-active) lifestyle. These risk factors include: obesity around the mid section, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high blood cholesterol. These factors make it far more likely that someone will get injured, get sick more often, get diabetes, develop chronic disease and even die younger.
Given that people sit anywhere from 7.8 to 11 hours a day sitting disease is becoming an epidemic in many...