Desk based yoga and mindful movement – Calm Your Mind and Relieve Tension

Desk Based Yoga

Give your employees the gift of movement

Desk Based Yoga

Don’t just sit there!

Increasingly the workplace involves sitting for long periods as technology takes the physical out of our labour. Many of us now spend most of the working day sitting at a desk working on a computer. This has further increased with a significant increase in home working, often in makeshift home office spaces. Additionally, when sitting in virtual meetings staring at a screen we move even less than when sitting in meetings in person.

Although increased flexibility in our working patterns may make life easier, sitting for long periods leads to a decrease in flexibility in the body. The human body is designed to move and is essential wellbeing and optimal performance. Reduced movement can result in a decrease in mobility, poor circulation, joint pain and can negatively effect posture. Movement also helps break down build up in cortisol, the stress hormone, movement is good for the body and the mind.

The good news is even relatively small movements can make a big difference. A lot can be achieved sitting at your desk.

Mindful Impact have developed Desk based Yoga and mindful movement designed for the workplace and Mark as been delivering sessions since 2020. Sessions include gentle twists, stretches and bends with a focus on reducing tension in the neck, shoulders and lower body. Can also include movements to reduce strain in the hands, wrists an fingers. Longer sessions include bringing movement to the legs, ankles and feet.

Our chair based yoga and mindful movement sessions typically last for 30 minutes but can range from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. As they are delivered virtually they can e designed around your business needs and delivered at a time that works best for you.

Keep moving

Our desk based yoga sessions can help to:

  • Improve concentration
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve posture
  • Reduce neck and back pain
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduce absenteeism

Increased performance, productivity and wellbeing.

Some Of The Companies We’ve Worked With

Robson-Laidler-Accountants

“I would like to thank Mark for the wonderful time he spent with my team, learning various mindfulness techniques. We will be working with him in future to bring a happy and harmonious working environment for all in our work place.”

Danielle Stephenson, Director, Select NRG

“Mark has hosted several sessions and provided resources for the Chamber team and through us for the region’s business community. This has included workshops on desk yoga and mindfulness, and pre-recorded videos which were shared on social media.” Mark’s work has always been insightful, striking the perfect tone of approachability and professionalism and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for the services he can provide to teams and to business leaders directly.”

Arlen Pettit, North East Chamber of Commerce

“Thank you for the excellent Work Life Balance Mindfulness session today. First class and great to see you again!”

Steven Redpath, Your Homes Newcastle

“Mark has an extremely calm manner and helps ground you to get you on mindful path, meeting Mark has been wonderful and he has taught me how to meditate and helped me gain my confidence after an extremely difficult period. I was able to start setting intentions and get myself organised again, thank you Mark I appreciate all your coaching and guidance.”

Kate Armstrong

“Mark has been delivering a Desk Based Yoga session weekly via Teams for us at P+HS for a couple of months now. We thoroughly enjoy it with his clear instructions and expertise. He responds to feedback and provides a slightly different session each week whilst maintaining continuity. Some who have practiced yoga for years have learnt things too! I’d highly recommend Mark!”

Jessica Newton, Architect, P+HS Architects

“Mark is an inspirational coach and mentor. I would recommend anyone to go to him for help with establishing a mindfulness-based approach to both professional and personal matters. I have hugely benefited from his input over the last 4 months.”

Jamie McCabe, Partner, Keoghs LLP

“Mark has been instrumental in developing our Mindfulness at Work Programme. He has delivered monthly mindfulness coaching sessions to our staff, all with a different theme and work-based focus, and the feedback we have received from the staff has been incredibly powerful. Staff have said they have developed techniques to help improve their working day as well as personal.”

Gemma Graham, Head of Marketing, Robson Laidler Accountants
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