I remember the first time I heard the phrase "sitting is the new smoking." I paused to think about the validity of that statement. I began to reflect on the days when I worked in the corporate world...
I'm sitting at my desk, business as usual. My heels are kicked off and I'm rubbing one foot against the other to give them some semblance of relief. I'm staring blankly at my screen, going over what I've been going over all day, but I can't concentrate because my body is starting to feel the effects of sitting like a The Hunchback of Notre-Dame all day. "Maybe I can adjust this fancy ergonomic chair?" I wonder. "Or I could try to sit up a bit straighter." I fidget and wiggle around, only to be distracted again in a few minutes by my aching body.
Does any of this sound familiar? Are you reading this from your desk yelling, "preach!"?
While, these days, offices vary from cubicles to coffee shops, sitting and being in front of a computer for a long period of time can take a real toll on your body. These physical effects manifest in anything from tight hips to neck strain, a sore back to slouching, wrist pain and beyond!
Okay, so I've focussed a lot on desk workers, but what if you're straining your body in other ways. Do you work at a coffee shop and carry bags of beans and froth milk all day? Are you hunched over a microscope in the dark and yet somehow incredibly bright florescent lab?
What if you could learn some everyday tools that you could effortlessly fuse into your workday? Well look no further! I will be hosting a Yoga for 9-5ers workshop that you need to try. Come join us to experience and practice some simple stretches that can make your body feel better!
In this upcoming workshop you will:
- Become aware of your own posture habits
- Learn how to listen to your body
- Discover which muscles you are continually overtaxing
- Gain stretching tools to target these muscle groups
- Feel stretched and strengthened
- Leave with real-life ways to navigate your workday with ease
If you’re spending a third of your day working, don’t you owe it to yourself to feel better? I'll give you a hint: yeah you do!