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YOGA FOR YOUR WORK BREAK
Make your work break time to recharge, take a breath and give you the energy to continue with a busy day at work. The classes in this collection can be done in any order. They have been specially picked so that you can do them anywhere. Many don’t require a mat and can be done wherever you are. We’ve included a couple of classes for total rest: you might need to find a quiet corner but sometimes lying down is the only thing that’ll do.
The classes in this course are:
- All Levels
- Perfect for a work break
- All under 45 minutes
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Work Break Yoga
28:09 | Ava Riby-Williams
A simple and practical toolkit of creative movement to remedy unhelpful sitting positions. It is especially good as a break from work, sitting on the sofa, and after travel to bring relief to tension headaches, sore necks and backs. This is a hatha style yoga class to stimulate your energy and cool your nerves and it contains loads of tips and tricks to use in any moment where you need to refresh, re-energise and relieve aches from being stationary for too long. You will need access to a wall.
|28:09||Ava Riby-Williams||All Levels|
15:12 | Kirsty Nazaré
Making yoga really accessible, this chair yoga class is a short and simple sequence to bring space around the neck and shoulders and at the same time opening up the ribcage to invite in more breath. It will leave you feeling more spacious from the waist up. Great for those with limited mobility as well for practicing in the office or at work.
Wakey Shakey Up & At 'Em
21:31 | Naomi Absalom
A fabulous class to wake up to, or to wake yourself up to whenever you need do take a break. A perfect study break, post-travel class, a cheeky little cracker to shift your mood and perspective instantly.
|21:31||Naomi Absalom||All Levels|
Afternoon Yoga Boost
16:23 | Rakhee Jasani
This yoga class is the perfect energiser for when you're needing an afternoon work break. Better than coffee! A mostly standing yoga class which includes some somatic moves to wake you up and give you a shake up! Expect some simple yoga, joint mobilisation and shaking - great to help you to reset and re-invigorate. This class can be done without a mat if necessary, so is perfect for when you're on the go or in the workplace.
|16:23||Rakhee Jasani||All Levels|
Yoga for the Workplace: Release Stress
09:37 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
A short yoga class using the wall, perfect if you're at the office, in a hotel room or short on space and you need to quickly release stress. With neck and shoulder stretches and hamstring releasing you'll find that just a few minutes is all it takes to transform body and mind and give yourself just the refreshing pause in the day you need. You'll just need a wall.
Yoga for the Workplace: Ease Tension
08:54 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Gently ease tension in your body whilst you're at work or when you're seated. This gentle chair yoga class focuses on stretches to ease the body and mind during stressful times at work. It is also an ideal class if your mobility is limited, if floor or standing poses aren't possible for you right now or if you have limited space and you need to ease tension and stretch out.
|08:54||Andrea Kwiatkowski||All Levels|
Super Quick Hips
06:02 | Jonelle Lewis
A perfect really short class if you spend a lot of time sitting or if you've been travelling, to help to release tight hips. The class is in seated position, so you won't need space for a mat, which makes it a perfect class to be done in the office or when you're travelling. You will need 2 bricks.
|06:02||Jonelle Lewis||All Levels|
Release Tight Neck and Shoulders
08:17 | Catherine Annis
A gentle class to release neck and shoulders. Perfect to take a short break during the day whilst at work to release any build up of tension.
Take a Break: Yoga & Qigong Part1: Exhale + Sooth
21:59 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Take a short break from studies or your work. Much of our body’s tension is muscular, but actually, what the muscles and our body crave when we feel tight is deep, satisfying breaths.This short practice releases tension by focusing on exhaling fully and uses Burmese qigong, chest and shoulder openings and forward folds to calm and sooth the mind. Perfect for taking a break to release tension during the day, but also great after a hard day's work. Clothing by Rumi X.
Take a Break: Yoga & Qigong Part2: Focus + Clarity
18:10 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
The second in our series to provide a constructive break during work or study. These Yoga and Qigong practices all provide you with renewed clarity, and will help clear the cobwebs, also focus on clear alignment through the spine and limbs. It’s great to bring a mental focus and concentration back into the body when we're too in our heads. With some precision in our alignment as well as intentional practices from qigong such as ‘clearing the cobwebs’ (one of my favourites!), we can move forward with our day more embodied awareness and presence.
|18:10||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
Take a Break: Yoga & Qigong Part3: Renew and Revive
15:38 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
The third in our work break series includes deep twists and standing poses to energise and get the blood moving again In qigong, it’s believed that energy flows where intention goes (yi dao, qi dao). This active practice combining yoga and qigong will revive and renew your body’s circulation and prana/qi flow. It’s a great one to do if you’ve been at at the desk and want a more active break, or as a morning practice to do before work. Clothing by Rumi X. "
|15:38||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
Seated Yoga for the Office
19:20 | Barbara Gallani
Stretch out in your office without attracting too much attention from your co-workers, or for those who are chair-bound or recovering from injury. Variations of the sun salutations whilst seated followed by neck and shoulder releases. Release tension in the side body with these subtle movements, self massage, and twists for you to learn so you can practice some secret or sneaky stretches at work. Feel grounded and energised during your work place, even if you don't have space to roll out a mat or if coming to a yoga mat isn't available to you.
Moves for Computer Users
09:01 | Kirsty Nazaré
A short class showing you some key moves to help with your computer wrists, shoulders, hands and rest your eyes. Take a break from your typing and try this class! Thanks to Wellicious for their lovely clothes!
Keyboard Users: Protect Your Wrists
08:36 | Lizzie Reumont
Some short exercises to help protect and release your wrist joints. This class is ideal for those who use computers, smart phones or laptops a lot, as the wrist joints really do suffer through modern life. One exercise which can be performed at the desk and the other exercises are for the end of the day on the mat. Thanks to Wellicious for their gorgeous clothing!
Chair Yoga: Shoulders and Spine
07:00 | Lizzie Reumont
A great yoga class for those of us who need stress relief at work whilst at our desks. You'd be surprised at how quickly tension disappears when we mobilise and release our shoulders and mobilise our spine. Also a great sequence for chair-bound folks and seniors.
Eight Minute Meditation
08:05 | Alexander Filmer-Lorch
This short, easy meditation will keep you centred, especially for when you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, and can be practiced at your desk at work in a chair, so you're ready to continue with your day. Deceptively simple, this 8 minute meditation will be the game-changer for your day! Thanks to Flow Tunbridge Wells for providing this beautiful location for filming.
|08:05||Alexander Filmer-Lorch||All Levels|
Stretch At Your Desk
16:25 | Kate Walker
A short stretch at your desk. This class is great for the middle of the day if you can't get out the office but your body and mind need to wake up. You could even just learn a couple of these simple chair yoga poses to learn for every day. These will help your desk-bound back and hips and help focus your mind.
08:55 | Kristi Rodelli
A short class for helping with any wrist issues including carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI as well as simply increasing flexibility around the wrist joint. This class is seated and can be done at your desk or anytime to keep strength, release and flexibility around the wrist joints.
Quick Neck Release
06:36 | Kristi Rodelli
The neck holds so much unnecessary tension. This short tutorial class gives you essental tools to deal with daily tension which accumulate in the neck and upper shoulders. The class releases the neck, upper trapezius, helps release the jaw, elbows and wrists and allows greater bloodflow to the brain. No need to be on a yoga mat, do this class everywhere and anywhere, every day and feel the tension slip away.
Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs
18:29 | Lucy McCarthy
This gentle, hatha class gives the back and neck some simple releases for those of us who have been stuck at a desk, on a train, plane or behind the wheel all day. You will find that you have new, oxygenated bloodflow to the spine and feel a million times better after these simple poses. You may need a block.
Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs 2
18:30 | Lucy McCarthy
This class focuses on releasing tension often held in the shoulders if we sit at a desk for prolonged periods as well as unravelling tension held in the hips, another frequently tight area for those desk jockeys out there. Great for unwinding the effects of prolonged sitting. This class is great to take as a break in the course of the day, or at the end of the day. You will need a strap.
Keep Your Feet Happy
09:11 | Lizzie Reumont
Most of us don't pay attention to our feet, which can just turn into little walking hooves. But when we release, stretch, mobilise our feet, it will keep the rest of our bodies released, happy, strong and safe. This foot yoga class is great class for seniors and those who need to improve balance as well as those of us who use our feet every day!
10 Min Meditation Break: Breath
11:03 | Clive Fogelman
A short mindfulness practise focusing on the breath that can be done anywhere, anytime, any place. This is great for steadiness, grounding and relaxation.
|11:03||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
10 Min Meditation Break: Body Awareness
11:13 | Clive Fogelman
A short mindfulness practice focusing on the body that can be done anywhere, anytime, any place. This is great for steadiness, grounding and relaxation.
|11:13||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
10 Min Meditation Break: Sensory Awareness
10:22 | Clive Fogelman
A short mindfulness practise focusing on the senses that can be done anywhere, anytime, any place. This is great for steadiness, grounding and relaxation.
|10:22||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Five Minute Energy Reset
04:28 | Lucy McCarthy
A quick, powerful shake-up class to shake off stagnant, negative energy. Includes full body shakedown, lions breath, fountain breath. For whenever you feel like you need to change your energy naturally! Perfect to start the day or to take a short break during the day.
|04:28||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
29:17 | Joo Teoh
A qi gong and yoga fusion sequence to release feelings of being stuck, feeling tense, or just when you’re not in your flow. With some chair variations to make all the practices more accessible, this sequence uses qi gong and yoga to clear out stagnation and shift your tension. A chair can be used in this practice to make the class accessible to all.
Top of the Morning Hatha
15:17 | Zephyr Wildman
A breath-centred mostly standing poses hatha yoga class in which we use our breath to restore, renew and revitalise us. Standing poses are great for gently strengthening us, and we use the breath to energise and invigorate the body. Perfect for creating a calm, vibrant start to the day. Thanks to Fabletics for their clothing.