We had a good show of Christmas jumpers this morning, everyone starting to get into the Festive spirit.
Jenny Osborne was our 10 minute speaker this morning from Hathavelli Yoga, www.hathavelliyoga.co.uk
Jenny gave us some ways that Yoga can help us, it can be an excellent form or relaxation, it can deal with anxiety and stress and just generally help us to keep our bodies supple and reduce aches and pains.
She will work with Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to continue on from treatment that they have given someone to help reduce the risk of injuries reoccurring and keeping that particular part of the body in the best condition as is possible.
Jenny gave us all some stretches to take away with us as the majority of us spend much time sat at a desk which can cause stiff muscles in the legs, back, shoulders and neck. She firstly talked us through breathing and how important it is to breathe correctly when carrying out yoga as it works with the stretches to give you the best outcome.
- Take a big breath in, placing your hands on your stomach, feel your stomach expand as you do so
- Hold the breath for a few seconds
- Breathe out slowly, feel your stomach push back into your spine, this breathe should take longer than the breath in.
- This helps to straighten the spine which in turn will easy any tightness in the lower back area.
She then took us through some stretches that helped to release muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders which can be carried out whilst sitting at your desk.
She also suggested that you take breaks from your desk area as the muscles in our legs become tight so by getting up regularly will lengthen and stretch these muscles easing any tightness.
So, a big thank you to Jenny and if you are interested in finding our more or attending one of Jenny’s yoga classes then contact her through her website or on firstname.lastname@example.org
We then made introductions of our businesses in the 60 second round which informed us of some of the new faces we had in the room which then went into relaxed networking.
We would like to remind everyone that there is one more Evening Networking Event before Christmas which is on Tuesday 8th December in La Galleria Restaurant form 6-8pm.
Please book your tickets through Eventbrite which there will be a link on our Facebook page or you can click on a link on the website www.yateleynetworking.co.uk
In the meantime, for those of you that may not be able to make it, we would like to wish you a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you all again on Wednesday 6th January 2016.
Karen & Tara