CORPORATE WELLNESS:  5 TIPS FOR BEING MINDFUL AT WORK

 

1)    REMEMBER THOUGHTS AREN’T FACT.  Don’t believe everything you think in your mind, such as: “I can’t go on” or “I’m no good”.  Notice the thoughts that enter the mind and know that you are not your thoughts.  Replace the negative with positive intentions.

2)    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.  Notice stress when in the body, ie. Tightness in jaw, hunched shoulders, tension headache, and take the time deepen breath and relax the body.

3)    CONNECT WITH PEOPLE.  Take the time to listen, pay attention, with sense of warmth and kindness, curiosity and openness.

4)    BE GRATEFUL EVERY DAY.  As they say, gratitude is the best attitude. Gratitude is an aspect of mindfulness.  Take time to say thank you or carry out an action to say thanks (even a short email).

5)      STOP AND BREATHE.  Take a moment between the urgency of each phone call or text to take a deep breath.  Try to let go of the multi-tasking (easier said than done I know) and focus on one task at a time.

 

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WORKPLACE WELLNESS: CREATE AN ENERGY BOOST IN 5 EASY WAYS

1)      EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES: Fibre not only fills us up, but also takes longer for the body to process and provides energy for longer.  Fill up on your favourite 5 a day vegetables and fruits, and reap the reward of the vitamins and nutrients as well.

2)      STOP COMPLANING:  Be the glass half full person with a positive outlook, guaranteed to uplift your mood.

3)      TAKE A MINI BREAK TO STRETCH (OR BOOK IN SOME CORPORATE YOGA):  Get out of the chair, off the computer, and have a stretch.  It doesn’t need to be long, just a few minutes can make a big difference.  Release out the jaw, neck, shoulders and upper back where most of the tension is often held with some rolls of the shoulders, twists looking over each shoulder, and stretching the arms over the head.

4)      KEEP DRINKING THAT WATER:  Being slightly dehydrated can cause lack of energy and simply having a regular glass of water throughout the day can alleviate this.  Also, avoiding excess caffeine and sugary drinks, which can often leave you more thirsty in the long run.

5)      GET OUTSIDE:  If your office is inside, try to step out in the sunshine and fresh air during the day.  Take some deep breaths and look at some greenery or even up at the sky.  Also bring some outside in, with a fresh plant on or near your desk.

As well as these tips, regular Yoga and Meditation can greatly help give a boost of energy and uplift your mood.  Request a quote for Corporate Yoga and Wellness programs to your workplace, or more details on my signature program Executive Zen – for a Happier, Healthier Team. hello@heidihorne.com.au 0421326046

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HOW TO BOOST YOUR TEAM’s PRODUCTIVITY AND MORALE, AND YOUR COMPANY’S BOTTOM LINE (Without stressing everyone out, racking up long hours, or re-charging with triple shot expressos!)

Are you or your team suffering from the typical executive lifestyle?

Struggling with a workload that’s endlessly demanding and energy draining?

Suffering from bad eating habits, seriously sleep deprivation and unable to switch off?

There is another way.

Learn how to use Yoga in the workplace to help you and your team become a powerhouse at work, and enjoy more well-being and balance in every aspect of your life.

Healthy employees are productive employees!

Yoga and meditation classes are now positive additions to the corporate lifestyle.

In fact, many Fortune 500 companies have now embraced health and wellbeing practices as part of their culture to boost employee morale and maximise performance.

The proven results of yoga in the workplace, help businesses save money by reducing stress leave, illness and staff turnover.

As a result, healthy employees are much happier, more positive and able to handle tasks and stressful situations, more effectively

How it works

We bring yoga to your workplace! Our qualified instructor comes to your office and guides your team through a series of simple, yet effective yoga exercises, without them having to step out the door.

The class includes asanas (poses), breathing techniques, relaxation methods and short guided meditations that will leave them feeling focused, re-energised and motivated to take on their day!

In addition they will learn poses they can use anytime (and anywhere) throughout the workday - including at their desk, computer screen or daily commute,

Just some of the benefits include

Less physical tension, aches, pain and fatigue

Improved mental alertness, memory and focus

Effective decision making

Higher productivity and performance

Reduced stress and anxiety

More energy and sense of well-being

An overall boost in company morale, sense of community and team bonding

Who is corporate yoga for?

You don’t need to be a large company to offer a Corporate Yoga Program. Your corporate yoga program is tailored to your needs and designed to fit around your team’s schedule and workplace environment. What’s more the classes are suitable for any level of fitness and beneficial to both beginners or experienced yoga students.

Ready to welcome easy, flow and more results for your team?

Contact Heidi today and use yoga to create a more positive and productive workplace.

hello@heidihorne.com.au 0421326046

 

 

BOOST TEAM PERFORMANCE WITH CORPORATE YOGA IN THE WORKPLACE

Every wondered what corporate yoga is all about and why successful and influential companies are using it as positive additions to the executive lifestyle?

A corporate yoga class comes to you at your workplace, and will not only include yoga poses, but also breathing techniques, relaxation, setting positive intentions, mindfulness and short guided meditations. 

In addition poses will be shown that can be used throughout the workday at your desk and computer screen. Yoga poses can be mat based (traditional class), or in the chair (no need to get changed into yoga clothes!)

Just some of the benefits include:

  • Less tension in the physical body and improved mental alertness and better memory

  • Ability to help with decision making and productivity

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • More productive and energetic employees

  • Boost company morale

  • Promote a sense of workplace community

You don’t need to be a large company to offer a Corporate Yoga, Meditation or Mindfulness class.

Ask for a quote today and reap the rewards for you and your team!

hello@heidihorne.com.au

0421326046

www.heidihorne.com.au/corporateyoga

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TIPS TO LET GO OF STRESS AT WORK AND HOME

 

We need stress for our lives as it helps with our survival and also learning and our creativity.  However it is harmful when it’s in high levels and becomes out of balance and overwhelming.  Stress is a factor in most people’s life today – mums with children, high pressure jobs, as well as how fast and busy our lives are these days. Many people in modern life are suffering from a nervous system that is out of balance due to high levels of stress and using relaxation and yoga techniques can help with this.

There are many wonderful poses, breath exercises (pranayama) and also relaxation techniques I could talk about.  I have chosen a couple of my favourites, easy and simple ones that anyone can use.

Using affirmations is a great way to add some positive thoughts in the mind and help cope with stress in your life.  Use words that build you up, not put you down that are always positively phrased.   For example, saying short phrases such as “I am calm and in control” or “I work well under pressure".

We need stress for our lives as it helps with our survival and also learning and our creativity.  However it is harmful when it’s in high levels and becomes out of balance and overwhelming.  Stress is a factor in most people’s life today – mums with children, high pressure jobs, as well as how fast and busy our lives are these days. Many people in modern life are suffering from a nervous system that is out of balance due to high levels of stress and using relaxation and yoga techniques can help with this.

There are many wonderful poses, breath exercises (pranayama) and also relaxation techniques I could talk about.  I have chosen a couple of my favourites, easy and simple ones that anyone can use.

Using affirmations is a great way to add some positive thoughts in the mind and help cope with stress in your life.  Use words that build you up, not put you down that are always positively phrased.   For example, saying short phrases such as “I am calm and in control” or “I work well under pressure”.

Trying out some balance poses allows you to physically connect with the ground and mentally feel more grounded.  It is hard to balance when your mind is jumping from one thought to another, so it allows you to practice mindfulness and creating a decluttered mind.  Try tree pose for starters.  Standing on one foot with the other foot against the ankle, calf or inner thigh and bring the hands in prayer pose.  Hold for 5-10 breaths on each foot.  Keep a gentle gaze on a point on the floor (hint, something that is not moving).

For more ways to work on stress in your workplace or everyday life, check out my corporate yoga or one on one yoga sessions in Work With Me at www.heidihorne.com.au.