What is stress and what does it have to do with yoga?
In Yoga we believe in the interdependence of body and mind, one invariably affects the other. Every instructor approaches the class this way, aiming to relieve tension both mentally and physically through these exercises. The exercises include conscious breathing, centering meditation, visualization, physical postures (to increase strength, balance, and flexibility), and deep relaxation. A significant part of Yoga is teaching the analytical and intellectual mind to quiet and consciously relax.
We believe that a lifelong commitment to health starts with a choice by an individual to integrate healthy practices. Our Yoga teachers hope to clear a path for individuals to listen to their own body and begin a process of personal transformation. Yoga can be a lifelong process of unfolding.
Yoga differs from conventional exercise and other forms of mindfulness because it incorporates every level of an individual if you let it. It can build a connection between your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies to create harmony within the being and creating harmony in the environment.
Inward Office does free, informational talks at all staff or all department meetings on Mindfulness and how it helps in the workplace. Call us to schedule & receive a free recorded meditation for all of your employees!
The links below are unaffiliated with Inward Office but we thought you may like to know about them!
The first step to peace in the world is peace in your self. (Studies done on how meditating can reduce crime and violence in your community)
Combat the “Sitting Disease,” which may lead to lowered metabolism, heart disease, and physical imbalances over time. http://www.juststand.org/tabid/636/language/en-US/default.aspx
Yoga can decrease stress and improve concentration.
A pretty great blog on working with mindfulness: