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Koeppel gives “free mats” a whole new meaning. Obviously, we’ve had to suspend our free Yoga classes temporarily. But that won’t stop us from offering lessons and tips. Every week we’ll post a different Yoga pose you can work on. And our blog will have links to some great online instruction and courses. Stay fit. Stay well. Stay sane. With Koeppel Auto Group.
 
Yoga is a physical, spiritual and mental practice with its roots firmly planted in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and other Eastern Religions. There are many different Yoga traditions in formal practice, each of which has its own philosophical and religious principles, but the Western world has most adapted to the Hatha Yoga methods. Yoga has a wide variety of physical and emotional benefits and can be practiced by anyone. Adding yoga to your daily routine can help improve mental clarity, reduce anxiety, increase flexibility, and improve posture. Even better still is that yoga routines can be easily adapted to fit the individual including but not limited to yoga for wheelchair users, the chronically ill, for office workers to use at their desks, modified for the elderly, and even great for children of all ages. So, breathe deeply and feel at peace, because yoga is for everyone! Check out our Yoga Pose of the Week to add some clarity and peace of mind to your daily life.

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Chair Yoga or “Yoga at Your Desk”


Today’s video is by “Yoga with Adriene” for an adaptable, easy yoga pose that can be done at your desk, in a chair, or even on a park bench by a relaxing stream. This 5-minute routine can be repeated as many times as you need to feel centered and relaxed during your day. Sit in a sturdy chair, nice and tall, with your back straight. Place both feet flat on the floor. Take a deep breath in and hold, exhale slowly. Begin with slow head movements up and down to stretch your neck. Continue breathing in deeply, exhaling slowly. Now move your head slowly side to side. Remember to continue slow, steady breathing with controlled even tempo. Move your head in a gentle roll. Place your hands at your side and stretch downward. Gently twist your body, supporting yourself and anchoring your body into a straight, steady posture. Now gently stretch your arms in an arch over your head, first the right side, then the left. Recenter yourself in the chair, take a deep breath, inhale slowly, exhale slowly. Clasp your arms behind your back, lean forward, stretch, and breathe deeply. Cross your arms in front of one another and put your hands together, and take another deep breath. Repeat by crossing your arms alternating right and left. Uncross your arms, and place them behind the chair and lean backwards, arching your neck to lengthen the muscles. Sit up straight again, and breathe deeply. Then place one leg crossed over the opposite knee, and bend forward touching your forehead to your calf, and repeat with the other leg. Place both feet back on the floor, and breathe deeply, being mindful of your breaths. Inhale slowly. Exhale slowly. Repeat this routine as many times as you need until you feel centered, grounded, and relaxed.

Take five minutes to regroup with some Binaural Beats and Singing Bowl meditation music.

Need a soothing playlist to get you through your day? Try this one by Mose featuring Suyana.

Pair this At-Your-Desk Yoga with this calming guided meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village to recenter yourself on your work break.
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