My article about the effects that chronic sitting has on our bodies and how important it is to take Yoga Breaks throughout the day was recently published online in Elephant Journal!
"The human body thrives with regular movement, and while our ancestors used to have this as an ingrained part of their day, most modern humans do not. The average human wakes up, drives to work, sits at a desk using a computer, drives home and then relaxes from all this sitting by sitting some more, likely in front of another screen (tv, computer, phone). In short: a whole lot of time sitting down, everyday!
In fact, the sedentary nature of our modern world has begun to take such a toll on us that it has become the newest, most widespread health problem. If you haven’t heard by now, experts have determined that “Sitting is the New Smoking”, meaning that long hours of sitting have such detrimental effects on our health that it increases the risk of chronic diseases drastically. SCARY RIGHT?!
While this doesn’t necessarily mean doing a headstand on your desk, it does mean regularly incorporating more stretches and movement into your workday. Doing so will help us to: navigate the stressors of work more gracefully, keep our bodies both strong and flexible, help us stay on task to get more done in less time and make sure that we are taking time for self care!"
Read the rest of the article and learn 5 more ways that Yoga can help you manage the aches, pains and challenges of working at desk HERE
"I absolutely love Vitality Wellness series 'Yoga at My Desk' it allows me to take care of my body in short 10 minute increments while I'm at work or at my computer desk at home. Super easy to use the program. Megan is great, she is enthusiastic and loving, always reminding us to stay within our pain free range and of course to breathe! I would highly recommend this to any office worker!!
- Catherine V
"I have watched all the Yoga at my desk videos and love them! Quick and effective tips, stretches, and strengthening exercise to get you up, moving, and feeling great. Thank you Megan for putting so much information and love into your videos. I'm definitely a HAPPY customer!"
- Cortney Alley, Creator of HAPPY Balance
As a personal trainer and yoga instructor with over 13 years of experience, I have worked with 100's of clients and students that have been dealing with the aches, pains and challenges of having to spend long hours at work seated.
As an entrepreneur and a writer, I spend a lot of time working on my computer and deal with tension in my neck and shoulders, pain in my upper back and brain fog that happen if I am not aware of my posture and taking frequent Yoga Breaks.
It breaks my heart to know that so many people are dealing with these problems on a daily basis when there is a powerful solution available to them: YOGA!
Yoga is such powerful tool that helps us on all levels: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. The AMAZING thing is that it does all of this incredible work simultaneously!
This means that we can get lots of benefits in just a short amount of time because we are using our breath to focus our mind inwards on our body. Yoga gives us the opportunity to re-set and re-charge leaving us feeling relaxed, yet alert.
Since I work with a variety of people of all different backgrounds and abilities I have learnt that the best way to teach Yoga is with a lighthearted approach that makes fun and non-intimidating. I use this approach throughout this course to help you learn how to practice Yoga safely, confidently and regularly, AND have fun while doing it!