Sunday and Already Stressed About the Work Week Ahead?
Do you get to Sunday evening and start worrying about the work week ahead?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, exhausted, or anxious from your work or home life?
Do you struggle with poor sleep or have trouble focusing on tasks?
You are not alone!
Workplace-related chronic stress and anxiety are common problems that many people face. The good news is that there are natural, effective ways to reduce these symptoms, including yoga and breathwork.
As a yoga therapist and breath coach specialising in treating chronic stress, anxiety and poor sleep, I have experienced the negative effects of chronic stress first-hand. However, by incorporating a combination of breathwork, meditation and yoga into my routine, I have been able to maintain strong mental and physical health, which has benefited me both at work and in my personal life.
During a recent talk at a Mens Health Social event hosted by MoveWell Club in Northwood, I shared my knowledge around burn-out, managing chronic stress, and breath awareness in the body and taught the group three of my favourite breath techniques: full yogic breath, box breathing, and Nadi Shodhana (left nostril, right nostril breathing). These techniques have been shown to have positive benefits on the body and mind, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and increasing focus and productivity.
It is important to recognise the negative impact of stress on the body, mind, and nervous system. When we are stressed, our body can go into fight or flight mode too often, which can lead to physical and mental health problems. By incorporating breathwork practices and yoga into your routine, you can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which can reduce stress and promote relaxation.
One of the goals, and take-aways, of our upcoming Yoga Wellbeing Retreat in Dalyan is to teach those attending a daily practice that they can bring back to the UK and incorporate into their daily lives. A daily practice of just 30 minutes will give them a strong foundation for their wellbeing, and any issues that they will face, when they get back.
Incorporating breathing, meditation and yoga techniques into your daily routine can have a significant positive impact on your mental and physical health. Take a few minutes each day to practice the breathing techniques described here, whether it's before bed, during your lunch break, or in the morning before work. By doing so, you can reduce stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, and increase your focus and productivity.