Working from home? Yoga poses to relieve your body……

For those of us that are lucky enough to be able to work from home, this means more days that blur into each other, as we sit hunched at the kitchen table trying to get our work done.But staring at a screen can bring all sorts of problems. As well as barely breathing, our posture is usually pretty terrible:

  • We sit cross-legged, reducing venal flow and cutting off the circulation to the legs.
  • Our lower back is often dropped, pulling on the muscles of the spine and causing compression of the nerves in the lower back.
  • The weight of the head and arms dropping forwards causes the upper back to bulge outwards, creating a ‘hump’ effect.
  • The shoulders are also pulled forwards, causing the chest to become convex and drop.
  • The head is pulled forwards, again pulling on the upper spine, and pulling the cervical spine out of alignment, which can cause neck problems.

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The Guest House…..

This being human is a guest house every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all. Even if they are a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture…Still treat each guest with honourably. He might be clearing you out for some new delight…The dark thought, the shame, the malice. Meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide beyond”  – Rumi.