WHETHER YOU ARE ONSITE OR INFLIGHT …
THE YOGA CHAIR HAS A MOVEMENT SOLUTION TO BALANCE YOUR WELLBEING NEEDS WITH THE HUSTLE OF EVERYDAY LIFE.
50% of Australian workers have jobs that involve sitting at least some of the time.
Prolonged sitting in the workplace contributes to the average 8 – 10 hours sedentary time of adults daily. But how can we counter the effects of all this time seated to optimise our health and even improve productivity? By taking short “mini breaks” throughout the day to stretch and strengthen both mind and body, all from the seat of your chair. Incorporating movement from your chair with some mindful breaks away from the desk can positively alter your physical and mental health.
Give your back a break.
The primary role of the abdominal muscles is to stabilise the rib cage to the pelvis which contributes to safely lifting, pulling, digging and carrying while onsite. Whilst stability is important for safe movement, mobility and flexibility also minimise the risk of injury and chronic pain. So, add a little stretching to your toolbox and keep yourself a well-oiled machine.
CAR / BUS / TRAIN
Around 60 minutes is the average daily commute for Australian workers.
And if your mode of transport involves being seated, we’ve got some exercises you can do at the traffic lights, on the train or waiting at the bus stop. A few select movements from The Yoga Chair program will have you releasing neck tension, rolling out the shoulders and freeing up the pelvis without drawing too much attention to yourself.
Embrace your bubble of space!
We are experts in optimising movement and breath from a chair and encourage you to try some of the exercises below for a healthy in-flight experience. Incorporating gentle exercise throughout your flight will improve blood circulation, can reset your posture for optimal alignment and release muscle tightness.
Chaos to calm in minutes.
How can a quick movement break “get the jiggles out” and improve learning? Engaging in physical activity increases blood flow and oxygenation in the brain, boosting neural connectivity and stimulating nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, the centre of learning and memory. Engaging in movement breaks for as little as one minute can improve attention and memory, increase brain activity and cognitive function, and enhance mood and the ability to cope with stress. And most importantly, it’s fun!