Daily Care Message 03/31/20 (Yoga)

To all ,

We care about you .

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” - Dalai Lama

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Practicing yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health. While there are a considerable number of types, or schools, of yoga, most typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups.

According to healthline.com the following 13 benefits are evidence-based, some of which are critically important in our current climate, particularly related to improving mental health through decreasing and relieving stress and anxiety:

  1. Can decrease stress
  2. Relieves anxiety
  3. May reduce inflammation
  4. Could improve heart health
  5. Improves quality of life
  6. May fight depression
  7. Could reduce chronic pain
  8. Can promote better sleep
  9. Improves flexibility and balance
  10. Can help improve breathing
  11. May relieve migraines
  12. Promotes healthy eating habits
  13. Can increase strength

Try some yoga at your desk :blush:. This link connects you to a simple relaxing series that you can do at your desk. Yoga at your desk is perfect for anybody who spends much time working at a computer or in a cubicle. This sequence is ideal for those who want to sneak in a quick yoga break or for those who are in healing and want to practice a little bit of opening with the support of a chair.

Helpful Resources:
[Here, consistently list local resources for your staff and their families - maybe you have an EAP, local crisis contacts, etc.]

Take care,