Office Yogis wants to share these four “health hacks” to consider as you work remotely during COVID-19.
1. Clear your space and commit to working from a specific area in your house- guest room, dining room table, home office, sun room- and work from there only. Clear your space so you can work efficiently. Research shows that if you work from your bed, it will be hard for you to also sleep in your bed later because your mind associates it with work- or it’ll be hard for you to work because your mind associates it with sleep. Not to mention the lousy posture and negative effects schlumpfing around on the bed will have on your circulation and musculature.
2. Sit upright, and sit tall so you can think more clearly. How you sit has an impact on the quality of work you do—at home or in the office. Choose to sit on flat and supportive surfaces, as opposed to cushiony seats. As your body goes, your mind goes—keep it disciplined and sharp!
3. Take regular breaks. This will come naturally if you’re sitting up tall and in a committed space. Set an alarm for every 30 or 40 min, and take a 5 minute break. Stretch, lift weights, even move to a different seat and do a few minutes of dedicated breathing. Tune in to one of our Live Stream sessions. Regular breaks helps keep your mind clear and efficient.
4. Wash your hands often—it’s crazy how much we touch our faces. This is a consciousness practice in action. Create this regular practice so it becomes a habit.
Check into an Office Yoga’s Live Stream to keep your practice up. See you soon!