“from Stress to Zen in four-minutes”
As you sit there reading this post off your computer screen or smart device, you probably already know that working for extended periods of time in front of a monitor or at your desk can cause tightness and pain in your shoulders, neck and back.
Deadlines, handling problems, CompStat can be very stressful. Emerging research shows that sitting for long periods of time contributes to heart attack, stroke, weight gain and lower life expectancy. Did you also know that there is a growing body of scientific research that shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks actually improves productivity, efficiency and creativity?
When you don’t seem to be able to change the nature of your work … change the nature of your work environment. How do you do this? The answer is:
Even if you are handcuffed to your desk you can still fit in a simple yoga technique. Moving throughout the day by taking regular breaks beats back stress, makes your mind more alert, sharpens your focus and will improve your overall health and well-being.
Try these four-minute yoga stretches and go from Stress, to Zen! If you’re really daring (and we DO dare you!), practice these yoga stretches throughout your week.