Hello Desktop Yoga, Goodbye Stress

Tucked away in the land of cubicles, your day begins by listening to 10 new voice mails and scrolling through 30 new e-mails. You have reports to finish before the afternoon meeting, and your boss i

Tucked away in the land of cubicles, your day begins by listening to 10 new voice mails and scrolling through 30 new e-mails. You have reports to finish before the afternoon meeting, and your boss is calling your cell phone.

By 3 p.m. the multi-tasking has taken its toll. Your focus and productivity are waning. Instead of grabbing another cup of coffee, you could do what hundreds of successful organizations are now promoting: desktop yoga.

Julie Lusk, president of Cincinnati-based Wholesome Resources and a yoga instructor since 1977, has written Desktop Yoga and travels coast to coast presenting workshops and retreats to individuals and groups, including Procter & 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) 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," she says.

More companies are taking Lusk's lead and realizing that by decreasing their employee's stress they're increasing their bottom line. If you're interested, look for a revised copy of Desktop Yoga to be released soon and look forward to saying goodbye to stress.

CONTACT CHERA SCHWEITZER: [email protected]. For more information on desktop yoga, visit www.wholesomeresources.com.



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