Last week, we met our client at a restaurant to give their consulting team a few tips and stretches to start the year with good habits - this being part of our NEW YEAR special event sessions. Unlike what you might be thinking, there was nothing “vegan” or “detox” on the menu and no apparent signs of yoga in the room. The proof that you can stretch, breathe and learn easy tips to feel better in your body and in your job no matter what environment you are in. Here is why it works.
Breathing consciously is a choice.
Sure, we breathe all day and all life long. But what makes breathing such a powerful technique to calm down or to power up is that you can choose to use it anytime and anywhere you decide. Its benefits have nothing to do with where you are or what is happening around you. It only has to do with you actually using it.
Stretching can go incognito.
When we think of stretching and especially yoga, we intuitively picture poses with wide movements across a spacious room. One arm reaching in one direction, one foot pointing in the other. Well, it doesn’t have to. There are plenty of effective stretches you can use to release physical tension without anyone around you noticing. For instance, tilt your head to the side for a lateral neck stretch: the right ear going toward your right shoulder and stay there for 10 breaths. Even though this does look spectacular, you will feel the deep work happening in the muscular tissues on the left side of your neck.
As you see, becoming fit and healthy for a new year full of success at work can start anywhere. If you also wish to bring some REAL LIFE YOGA tips to your team meeting or team outing, get in touch and benefit from our NEW YEAR specials until the end of January.
Picture @ Unsplash Herson Rodriguez.