How is your workplace wellbeing?
At OFS, we strive for balance both in our organization and in our designs, outfitting workspaces from floor to ceiling and beginning to end with creative workspace solutions so people can thrive, where they work, heal, learn, and play. We also know that wellbeing at work extends far beyond having the right furniture and finishes.
The current workforce is more stressed than ever. Surveys show that as many as 72% of workers identified their jobs as the biggest cause of stress and anxiety. Stress from unrealistic workloads and deadlines to job security and the desire for work life balance.
- Stress related neck pain and headaches
- Low back pain
- Foggy thinking
- High blood pressure
- Short tempered
- Digestive issues
- Weight gain
It is shown that stressed out employees have higher medical costs and sick days
How can Yoga and Ayurveda help?
Yoga is considered one of many types of complementary and integrative medicine approaches. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines that may help you achieve peacefulness of body and mind. This can help you relax and manage stress and anxiety.
The core components of hatha yoga and most general yoga classes are:
Yoga poses, also called postures, are a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility. Poses range from simple to difficult. In a simple pose, you might lie on the floor while completely relaxed. A difficult posture may have you stretching your physical limits.
Controlling your breathing is an important part of yoga. Yoga teaches that controlling your breathing can help you control your body and quiet your mind.
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.
-Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
OFS Workplace Wellness Offerings
OFS is pleased to extend the complementary services of Lisa Shumway, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, and a certified E-RYT 500 Yoga instructor & Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Through the practice of yoga, ayurveda and meditation, Lisa has developed a passionate belief in our abilities to take control of our own health. Healing our minds and bodies with the benefits of these holistic practices.
- 30 – 60 mins.
- Biophilia explained from an Ayurvedic perspective
- Working with energy in space
- The 5 senses and their impact on body, mind, and spirit
- The Chakras
- Stress & Creativity
- Digestion & Focus
Yoga With Lisa
- Full 1 hour yoga, breath and meditation (variety of levels available)
- 30 min gentle stretch, breath and meditation followed by 30 min discussion: Ayurveda, the 5 elements – impacting body, mind and spirit
- 30 min breath work and meditation
- EFT, tapping for stress reduction.
- Intro to meditation
- Chair yoga
Book Your Workplace Wellness Workshop with Lisa Today
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