A work day can often be quite stressful and hectic. Our eyes become particularly stressed after spending hours in front of a computer screen and our minds become tired from so much constant input. For this reason it is of utmost importance to find ways to include rest and relaxation phases during the day.
In the AYI Method we are able to adapt our practice to meet our bodies where they are, and this means not only alternatives for movement, but also the environment in which we move. Even without a yoga mat and workout clothes you can enjoy the benefits of a small yoga practice.
Florian Sprater and yogini Anissa will present a gentle version of Suryanamaskara A that you can practice directly at your workstation using your chair. In connecting movement with your breath you can also experience the calming effects of deep and mindful breathing and can help you to clear your mind of the stress of your work day for a moment.
At the end of the practice there are some suggestions on how you can relax overstrained eyes. Experience for yourself how this moving meditation right at your workspace can give you the energy you need to get back to the tasks at hand more refreshed and focused.
Minute 00:45: Constructive rest
Minute 03:12: Sun salutation and standing poses with special form
Minute 12:45: Palm pose (lateral stretch)
Minute 13:40: Freeing up unneeded tension
Minute 14:01: Eye exercises
Minute 17:52: Constructive rest
Minute 19:28: Autosuggestion exercises
Minute 23:45: Close
Why we recommend this video
If you find yourself at your desk and in need of a break to recollect focus and energy, this video is perfect for you. This is also a great video if you simply want to be guided through a short, gentle practice. Additionally, you can experience different forms of the sun salutation and standing positions in a new environment. No matter what your intention, you can let yourself be carried through this breath-led moving meditation with Florian's guidance.
Renew and refresh from sedentary activities and proactively nourish your tired muscles and mind with a practice intended to reset you so that you can one again find your balance.
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and student).