ACCESSIBLE YOGA & MINDFULNESS
Remote or in person in the Helsinki area
offers physical and sensory release and energy reload whether in the office room or on a remote work home desk. Accessible to all bodies and abilities.
Long periods of sitting are an occupational hazard nowadays. Even with a good posture habit and the best ergonomic chair and desk your body often needs a break to release muscle tension, stress, and stagnation in the joints.
or focused and relaxed attention in a non-judgemental way. Meditation with a nervous system regulation focus to enhance self-awareness and resilience.
Evidence is increasingly showing how workplace meditation routines increase well-being beyond stress reduction, making a positive impact on the level of relationship and performance.
work-related benefits of meditation
mindfully happier humans
at work and business
Improvement of response flexibility, decreased rumination, empathy, affect regulations, increased self-determination, and persistence; improved working memory, and more accurate affective forecasting.
(Glomb, Duffy, Bono, & Yang, 2012).
Positive effects in the functional domains of attention, cognition, emotion, behavior, and physiology, influence a wide variety of workplace outcomes such as improved coordination increased creativity, heightened adaptation, and lower stress.
(See Davidson et al., 2003. e.g., Akinola, 2010; George, 2000; Lord et al., 2010. Weick & Roberts, 1993. Langer, 2005. Vogus & Welbourne, 2003)
Focused attention training interacts with other organizational elements including organizational ethics and employee wellbeing
(Valentine, Godkin & Varca, 2010; and Kasser & Sheldon 2010
Not just office yoga
Sensorial Yoga is nervous system-informed, based on interception (the 8th sensory system), accessible and inclusive
Interoception - the accuracy and interoceptive awareness are related to decision-making, abilities response, affect regulation, and empathy.
Mindfulness as a state of mind
Ellen Langer’s functional description of mindfulness as “a flexible state of mind in which we are actively engaged in the present, noticing new things and sensitive to context with active distinction-making and differentiation”
Yoga and focused attention meditation are highly beneficial when they are supervised by an expert and they must be always trauma-informed.
As an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Somatic Coach, trauma-sensitive and accessible yoga teacher, and mental health occupational therapist I acknowledge the possible side effects that stillness meditation might bring up.
Mindfulness programs may trigger the unveiling of traumatic memories, depression caused by deceleration, and anxiety (Qiu and Rooney, 2019). Safety is a relational and neurophysiological state essential for develop self-regulation and positive affective state.