I really love this article posted on Sydney Morning Herald today and wanted to share. For someone who talks about the breath so much, it’s always exciting to share quality breathing’s benefits.
I especially love these insights from the article:
“Moving your diaphragm when you breathe communicates to every cell of your body that you are safe.”
And if you already feel pretty safe, how about this:
“The breath can also hep with grief relief, tone our abdominals and even help us to burn fat more effectively. The key to obtaining such benefits lies not in breathing more, but in breathing better.”
All about the quality people. So next time you’re in my class and hear me say “Breath deeply”, remember this.
Just wanted to share. Full article here.
I read recently that lots of sitting, and a sedentary lifestyle in general, can take years off your life not to mention lead to stiff and tight muscles, a generally rigid body and aconfused and tired skeletal system.
Because we can’t always avoid sitting, here’s some top tips on how to stay mobile and alert at work as well as keep your body healthy:
1. Invest in a pedometer. I challenge you to clock up 10,000 steps a day! You’ll find that you’ll want to walk places instead of driving to make up the data.
2. Activity Based Working (ABW). Commonwealth bank are onto a good idea by creating interchangeable workstations which encourage staff to get up, swap places and move around. Some of the workspaces are standing to keep you from sitting for so long. Nice one. Check it out.
3. Dominate the stairs. If you have a lift in your building, boycott it every once in a while and take the stairs. You’ll make up some data on that pedometer as well as tone your butt and legs. Win / win and will get you booty fit for summer.
4. Dance. If you’re going out for after work drinks make sure you cancel some of that calorie consuming out by ripping it up on the D-Floor. Boom!
5. Stretch. If you’ve got the space for it, get a yoga teacher to come once or twice a week to your workspace. Not only does it benefit the group from a health perspective but it’s team building and fun watching your colleagues move out of their comfort zone. Also check out my video on stretching that hard to reach space between the shoulder blades that really aches after being hunched over a desk.
Got any other tips? Share them! x
TRAVEL TAKE AWAYS
Last week I returned from an epic week away in NYC where I practiced lots of yoga, drank in the sites, sounds and tastes and met some open, friendly and warm people. I’ll post my top NYC yoga and wellness picks later in the week but for now my thoughts on travel in general…DO IT.
1. Wherever I am in the world I can always roll out my mat and feel totally at home and connected to people through movement. Yoga brings people together and for the duration of that class there are no divisions between myself and the person/people next to me.
2. Travel broadens not only my experiences but re-ignites my passion for what I do in my day to day life back home. Plan that trip now to avoid feeling stagnant & stale!
3. Traveling to new places maintains your curiosity for life. I literally walked the streets of NYC for hours taking in smells, sights and people. I’d never do this in Sydney but perhaps I should…
4. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Being away allows you to reflect on people in your life you love and appreciate the things you’re grateful for. As much as I love traveling, I’m always so grateful to come home to Sydney. #sydneyrocks.
HAPPY SATURDAY. Have a good weekend!