Tucked away in the land of cubicles, your day begins listening to ten new voice mails and scrolling through 30 new emails. You have reports to finish before the afternoon meeting and your boss is calling your cell phone. By three o’clock the multi-tasking has taken its toll. Your focus and productivity are waning. You could grab another cup of coffee or you could do what hundreds of successful organizations are now promoting: Desktop Yoga.
Desktop Yoga was written by local, internationally known wellness author Julie Lusk. Lusk is the CVO and president of Wholesome Resources and has been a yoga instructor since 1977. She is a popular keynote speaker and travels coast to coast presenting workshops and retreats to individuals and groups, including Proctor & Gamble, United Health Care and the National Wellness Conference.
A Desktop Yoga workshop begins with initiates learning to do a combination of stretches (at your desk, hence the name “Desktop Yoga”) to relieve tension in the neck, shoulders, wrists, face, back and legs. Ways to increase energy, jump start creativity and minimize frustration are also taught. Lusk teaches how to take a two hour nap in two minutes
“I loved yoga and knew it had a place in the office,” says Lusk.
Hopefully more companies take Lusk’s lead and realize by decreasing their employee’s stress they are increasing their bottom line. Until then, look for a revised copy of Desktop Yoga (to be released soon) and say goodbye to stress.
For more information visit www.wholesomeresources.com
- Chera Schweitzer