Feel Your Best with Yoga
Last month, Yoga instructor Emey Robinson, taught us how we can incorporate yoga into our work day to reduce stress. In addition to the mental benefits of Yoga, there are many physical benefits beyond stress relief!
Improved Strength and Flexibility - The Asanas - (Yoga poses) flex and strengthen every muscle in the body! A balanced practice should include a mixture of relaxing and strength building poses. One of the most well-known benefits of yoga is increased flexibility. Flexibility, however, is not a requirement for yoga, it happens over a period of time.
"Yoga helps to improve my flexibility when playing tennis." - Donovan
Relief from Pain - Yoga has been demonstrated to be effective in easing back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches. A regular practice has also been shown to reduce discomfort felt by victims of cancer, multiple sclerosis, and autoimmune diseases. Therapeutic and restorative styles of yoga can reduce, and even eliminate, chronic pain.
"Yoga relaxes me, eases my tension in the neck and shoulders. Also, Emey's smile is a driving force and encourages me." - Melissa
Increased Energy - Yoga reduces stress, releases tight muscles, and brings the body into balance. These benefits not only help you sleep better, but they result in reduced fatigue and increased energy throughout the day.
Yoga was introduced into the internal Zest Wellness program for Colonial-Bahamas employees in January. The yoga class is offered every Wednesday at 5:30. It was our choice to have a yoga class at work to help ease the stress levels for members and offer stretching for the many members experiencing joint pains/issues. This is a source of low intensity exercise for members unable to participate in Monday’s high intensity exercise class.
For more information on Emey's offerings, please visit her Facebook page.