SAMPLE YOGA POSES

How can yoga help?

All stress, both physical and mental, is stored somewhere in the body. True stress reduction is a matter of becoming aware of it, and discovering how to release that tension on all levels.

Yoga offers simple, safe and practical techniques that quickly relieve tension and stress. Plus, it’s easy to do, portable and cost effective. In our yoga programs the participants will experience and learn practices that can have immediate and long-term effects, and can be integrated into their daily routine – at home, at work, or on the road.

CLASS SAMPLE:
COMMON WORK-RELATED PROBLEMS AND YOGA SOLUTIONS

Problem - Back Pain:
An estimated $80 billion a year is spent treating back pain. 8 of 10 people will have problems with back pain at some point in their lives.

Solution - Twist:
Frees up muscles in the back and just below the shoulders, promotes digestion, and massages internal organs.
 

Problem - Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress injuries (RSI):
RSI causes as many as 1.8 million injuries per year across the United States, costing industries over $20 billion in annual revenue.

Solution - Downward Facing Dog:
Strengthens wrists, stretches back of legs that tighten from sitting, and eases low back pain.

Problem - Obesity:
Approximately 58 million Americans, (about one-third) are considered obese. Obesity can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. It contributes to 300,000 deaths yearly.

Solution - Warrior Pose:
Strengthens muscles in arms and legs, tones abdominal organs, and balances body weight.
 

Problem - Poor Concentration:
Long hours in front of the computer derails concentration, which has a direct impact on productivity.

Solution - Tree Pose:
Promotes balance and proper breathing and fosters concentration and mental quietude.
 

Problem - Headaches:
Most headaches arise from muscle tension in the back of the neck that is caused by the forward head position, with rounded shoulders and curved upper back.

Solution - Bridge Pose:
Reverses hunched position of the chest, opens lungs, and brings flexibility to the spinal muscles.
 

Problem - Poor Posture:
Improper sitting and standing posture leads to stiff necks, shoulders hunched forward or pulled tightly back, restricted breathing, and tightness in the thighs, legs, and ankles. Backaches, headaches, and other painful symptoms are often the unfortunate result.

Solution - Mountain Pose:
Fosters awareness of correct postural alignment. Tones and activates torso, back, abdomen and pelvis and stretches shoulders, arms, and wrists.
 

Problem - Low Energy Level:
Continuous sitting with few breaks and limited physical activity promotes lethargy, which can effect morale and overall work attitude.

Solution - Spread Feet Pose:
Mitigates the strain of continual sitting by opening and stretching hamstrings. Also brings blood to the brain for clearer thinking.
 

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