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A 5 minute yoga flow with Gygi to help with work stress
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Yoga For Work Stress With Gygi
Skylight • Ep 1
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Yoga For Work Stress With Gygi
Yoga For Work Stress With Gygi
Skylight • Ep 1 • 04:22

Finding comfort and release from stress becomes a top priority during demanding workdays. Gygi's 5-minute yoga flow provides us with a brief but effective break from the stresses of our working life. This brief yoga practice allows participants to temporarily disconnect from work stress and refocus their concentration.

Gygi's yoga regimen is both accessible and simple. It gives a practical flow for stress release in only a few minutes and does not require a lengthy commitment. Because of its shortness, it is a reasonable alternative for people dealing with tight schedules and intense job duties. Gygi's approach acknowledges the difficulties of a hectic work environment, providing a brief respite that promotes mental well-being without disturbing the flow.

People who include yoga flow into their daily routine can establish a long-term stress management practice. The practice acts as a reminder that, even when working, taking a few moments for oneself is not only beneficial, but also vital. This acknowledgement of self-care in the context of a stressful job emphasizes the need of using simple, accessible practices into the daily routine, allowing for a harmonious balance between professional duties and personal well-being.


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- Thanks for joining me. We'll be focusing on some movement that can be done from anywhere, but especially a chair. This is great if you're working or any time that you aren't able to get up and move around as much as you'd like to, but you're needing a movement break, especially if you're feeling low energy or low mood. This is a great boost and helps you to connect with your feeling body. Find as much length in your chair as you can, so that might mean scooting forward a little bit more so that you can plant your feet strongly into the floor. Connect all the way up the spine until you have as much length as possible so that you can breathe fully. Let's take a breath together. Full breath in, and a full breath out. Now if it's accessible, breathe through your nose. We'll start out by reaching hands down by the sides, and then you can hold onto the edges of your chair. Or you could also have your hands just somewhat reaching fingertips down, lengthen through the spine, lift the chin up, and then very gently round through the shoulders. Tuck the tailbone as you drop your chin back down. As you breathe in, stretch forward and as you breathe out, gently round back a tuck in the chin. One more time. So a seated cat cow here, creating flexion and extension in your spine just to see how your back is feeling. Next breath in, sweep the arms up over your head, and if it feels okay on the neck, start to lift your gaze. And then as you exhale, stretch them back out and down, and gently tuck your chin down. Next breath in, reach the arms up and overhead and stay here. Breathing for three counts. 1, 2, 3. And slowly float your arms back down. Now reach back towards the back edge of the chair, and then press in. To lift the collarbone, lift the sternum and lift the chin. So a very energizing back bend here. Also, opening up the heart space so you can find more connection. Any connection to your body is a good connection. So you're finding that breath. Come back to a neutral spine and then twist. Reach back behind the chair. You could hold onto the back edge of the chair or anywhere where the shoulder can still come down, away from the ear. As you breathe in, find the length and then look back past the shoulder. And then unwind from there. Take the same thing on the other side. Find length, switch. Bring one hand across the body and reach back with your other hand. Continue to find length and then look back behind you. Gently unwind. Come back out. From here, turn both knees over to one side. Focusing on the hip flexors a little bit, we're gonna drop the front knee down towards the floor. And so as you do so, you might wanna scoot so that that back hip is supported on the chair and the other hip is off. The knee stretches down. Now that could be enough. Hold onto the back of a chair for support and stability. Or you could start to walk the leg behind you, lengthening out through that leg and reaching down through the knee. This could be enough. Feel free to stay or reach the arms up overhead coming into a warrior one on the chair. Breathe here and bring the arms back down. We'll switch sides. Rotate both knees. So it's nice to move the knees together and then drop that front knee down. Scoot towards the edge of the chair, and then breathe into it as much as it feels nice. Hold onto the back of the chair for support. You could also keep your hand down at the hip as you inch this foot behind you, or stretch the arms up towards the ceiling. When you're ready, come back out of it. Take a full breath in, hands come to the body, feeling energized and ready for the rest of your day.

Watching Now
Yoga For Work Stress With Gygi
Yoga For Work Stress With Gygi
Skylight • Ep 1 • 04:22

Finding comfort and release from stress becomes a top priority during demanding workdays. Gygi's 5-minute yoga flow provides us with a brief but effective break from the stresses of our working life. This brief yoga practice allows participants to temporarily disconnect from work stress and refocus their concentration.

Gygi's yoga regimen is both accessible and simple. It gives a practical flow for stress release in only a few minutes and does not require a lengthy commitment. Because of its shortness, it is a reasonable alternative for people dealing with tight schedules and intense job duties. Gygi's approach acknowledges the difficulties of a hectic work environment, providing a brief respite that promotes mental well-being without disturbing the flow.

People who include yoga flow into their daily routine can establish a long-term stress management practice. The practice acts as a reminder that, even when working, taking a few moments for oneself is not only beneficial, but also vital. This acknowledgement of self-care in the context of a stressful job emphasizes the need of using simple, accessible practices into the daily routine, allowing for a harmonious balance between professional duties and personal well-being.


View Transcript
- Thanks for joining me. We'll be focusing on some movement that can be done from anywhere, but especially a chair. This is great if you're working or any time that you aren't able to get up and move around as much as you'd like to, but you're needing a movement break, especially if you're feeling low energy or low mood. This is a great boost and helps you to connect with your feeling body. Find as much length in your chair as you can, so that might mean scooting forward a little bit more so that you can plant your feet strongly into the floor. Connect all the way up the spine until you have as much length as possible so that you can breathe fully. Let's take a breath together. Full breath in, and a full breath out. Now if it's accessible, breathe through your nose. We'll start out by reaching hands down by the sides, and then you can hold onto the edges of your chair. Or you could also have your hands just somewhat reaching fingertips down, lengthen through the spine, lift the chin up, and then very gently round through the shoulders. Tuck the tailbone as you drop your chin back down. As you breathe in, stretch forward and as you breathe out, gently round back a tuck in the chin. One more time. So a seated cat cow here, creating flexion and extension in your spine just to see how your back is feeling. Next breath in, sweep the arms up over your head, and if it feels okay on the neck, start to lift your gaze. And then as you exhale, stretch them back out and down, and gently tuck your chin down. Next breath in, reach the arms up and overhead and stay here. Breathing for three counts. 1, 2, 3. And slowly float your arms back down. Now reach back towards the back edge of the chair, and then press in. To lift the collarbone, lift the sternum and lift the chin. So a very energizing back bend here. Also, opening up the heart space so you can find more connection. Any connection to your body is a good connection. So you're finding that breath. Come back to a neutral spine and then twist. Reach back behind the chair. You could hold onto the back edge of the chair or anywhere where the shoulder can still come down, away from the ear. As you breathe in, find the length and then look back past the shoulder. And then unwind from there. Take the same thing on the other side. Find length, switch. Bring one hand across the body and reach back with your other hand. Continue to find length and then look back behind you. Gently unwind. Come back out. From here, turn both knees over to one side. Focusing on the hip flexors a little bit, we're gonna drop the front knee down towards the floor. And so as you do so, you might wanna scoot so that that back hip is supported on the chair and the other hip is off. The knee stretches down. Now that could be enough. Hold onto the back of a chair for support and stability. Or you could start to walk the leg behind you, lengthening out through that leg and reaching down through the knee. This could be enough. Feel free to stay or reach the arms up overhead coming into a warrior one on the chair. Breathe here and bring the arms back down. We'll switch sides. Rotate both knees. So it's nice to move the knees together and then drop that front knee down. Scoot towards the edge of the chair, and then breathe into it as much as it feels nice. Hold onto the back of the chair for support. You could also keep your hand down at the hip as you inch this foot behind you, or stretch the arms up towards the ceiling. When you're ready, come back out of it. Take a full breath in, hands come to the body, feeling energized and ready for the rest of your day.


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