This is the last post of a six part series featuring simple wellness solutions that we can all partake in throughout the day via our in-house yoga connoisseur and instructor, Jessica Armendariz. Jessica is on her way to becoming a STOTT Pilates instructor, and she currently holds a ‘200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher’s Certificate’ from Yoga Alliance.
6. Start or join a fitness program at work! I’ve been teaching yoga classes on a regular basis here at CP as part of our overall corporate wellness, which gives me the opportunity to provide my wonderful coworkers with a calming workout that’s perfect for small to medium sized groups.
Whether your students are beginners or advanced in their practice, yoga is a comfortable and compelling way to relax the mind, gain strength, and stretch the muscles.
More than anything, it’s just fun – we’re all about team bonding at CP, so our yoga workouts go hand-in-hand with our weekly Total Body Workouts and softball team.
But don’t worry if something similar isn’t offered in your workplace; there’s still plenty of options!
First, decide what it is that you’re looking for. If you’re seeking for a more relaxing class with a focus on flexibility and meditation, definitely try a Restorative Yoga class, which is also perfect for anyone rehabilitating from an injury.
If you’re looking for a class that captures all of the relaxing, stretchy-goodness that restorative yoga brings, but also some more movement, and is a bit more of a workout, then a Beginner-Level or All-Levels Vinyasa class is perfect for you.
If you’re a workout fanatic, and want to increase your core strength, try a Power Yoga or Pilates class to kick things up a notch! Restorative yoga is also a great way to compliment a more intense class.
The best advice I can give to anyone starting yoga or any new workout regime, is to be kind and patient with yourself. There’s no contest, it’s just a time to find what’s right for you and your body.
The main goal is to feel good both physically and mentally; you deserve it!