September 2017

INNERGY INSIGHT

From higher productivity levels to lowered stress to saving money on healthcare costs, our Corporate Yoga clients across Canada tell us that they do yoga at work because it’s convenient, low in cost and effective.

Taking a more humorous look at Corporate Yoga, here are 10 reasons why you should NOT do yoga at your office.

But in all seriousness, if you’re looking to make a change, get in touch with us to see if we can help.

-Innergy Corporate Yoga

 

 

HEALTHY WORKPLACE YOGA POSE

Mountain Pose

Benefits
Improves posture, creates internal space in the body, opens chest and restores and relaxes entire body.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Stand with your feet hip distance apart, feet parallel to each other.  Stand away from your chair and desk. Contract your abdominal muscles, lift your chest up and relax your shoulders back and down.  Be tall and lifted.  Turn your palms to face forward, drawing your shoulders back a bit more.  Close your eyes.
  • Step 2: Take a few deep breaths in and out through your nostrils, focusing on the sound that your breath makes as it travels in and out.  Listen to that sound.  Get quiet and still and move away from your busy mind and into your body.  Be tall, like a mountain, taking up lots of space.  Become aware of sensations in your body as they arise.
  • Step 3: Stay here for 5-10 breaths or more.  When you are finished, open your eyes and return to work.

WORKPLACE RECIPE

Apple Pie Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 625 mL (2 ½ cups) skim milk
  • 250 mL (1 cup) water
  • 325 mL (1 1/3 cups) large flake oats
  • 75 mL (1/3 cup) wheat germ
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) packed brown sugar
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) dried cranberries (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan, bring milk and water to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Stir in oats and wheat germ. Reduce heat to medium-low heat; stir in sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Cook, stirring for about 12 minutes or until almost thickened.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in apple and cranberries, if using. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Full Recipe

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