Yoga in the Office? What’s in it for me?

Discard daily office tension, stress and kinks in the body What if you could inhale fresh energy and motivation and exhale stress and tension?  What if you could re-charge your afternoon with a yoga break instead of a coffee break? Working in an office is stressful and often unhealthy for the body.  We slump in front of our desks for hours, eyes glued to the computer screen, immobile and stiff.  We deal with different and often difficult personalities, conflicting schedules, multi-tasking and more.  We become used to going in high-gear all the time…Even if you love your job, it can be a lot to deal with. You can’t continue like this forever without negative effects to your health. By the way, most sick days are a result of stress. So turn off the auto-pilot, slow down for a few minutes and breathe. Ready for Yoga?

Yoga in the Office – Melt Away Tension & Irritation

Are you stuck in front of a computer all day, spending most of your day sitting in a chair, or running hectically from one meeting to the next? It’s amazing the difference a few inconspicuous yoga poses will make in your day! And you don’t have to twist into a pretzel and have your colleagues give you strange looks – there a plenty of simple yet effective yoga moves you can do to ease tension, melt away stress and irritation.

Headstands & Pretzels for Creatives

Have you ever heard that twisting up into a pretzel or standing on your head is great for inspiration and unleashing the river of creativity within? Well, it’s true – though I suppose it’s not quite necessary (though a fun party trick) to contort your body like an 80-pound, zero-body-fat-contortionist to get the benefits.  Just a few yoga poses will do the trick. Headstand anyone? Turning upside down not only does wonders for (and really surprises) your circulatory system, but has a bunch of other super benefits:

Tantra, Karma, Hatha – So Many Definitions of Yoga!

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.

~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

You have heard it called Hatha yoga, Asthtanga, Iyengar, or Bikram, and some people refer to Tantra, Bhakti or Karma Yoga.  What's the deal and the difference? There are six branches of yoga:

  1. Hatha - Yoga of postures
  2. Jnana - Yoga of the mind, of knowledge and study
  3. Bhakti - Yoga of devotion and selfless love
  4. Karma - Yoga of service
  5. Raja - Yoga of control of the mind
  6. Tantra - Yoga of rituals to find spirituality (includes breathing exercises and mantras)
Most styles of Yoga taught in the west fall under the Hatha category and include: