Yoga in the Workplace: Stepping Away From the Desk
In a time when more and more of our activities take place at computers and on the internet, studies are finding that our increasingly-stationary way of life has detrimental effects on our health, while regular movement and variety of positions are being prescribed as ways of lessening such effects. Similarly, focusing on work for extended periods without breaks can actually decrease productivity, and taking breaks can be mentally beneficial, as well.
Each week, we desk-dwellers at Philip Sung Design are lucky to have Ali Alexander visit to remind us to step away from the desk to activate our bodies and relax our minds. By doing stretches that reverse the physical stresses caused by our otherwise-statuesque poses, we lessen the likelihood of pain or even injury that can occur in our backs, necks, shoulders, and wrists. For mental respite, Alexander guides us through various cognitive and breathing exercises that direct our attention away from our work and toward the underlying simplicity of life, distilling our responsibilities to merely breathing in and out.
To find out more about Ali Alexander, or to contact her for a yoga session, go to her website.