The poses, exercises and videos that we offer can collectively help to build strength, increase flexibility, calm the mind and reduce stress and fatigue.
Our content can be used in a range of different ways to best suit your circumstances, your physical and mental condition and the amount of time that you have available. You could start with:
All of our content is designed to be usable in minimal space – at or near your desk, in the kitchen or in a workplace breakout area.
Nothing special. In some cases you may use a chair back or desktop/tabletop as support, in others you may need blankets, pillows or cushions. See explanatory text and illustrations for guidance.
Our content is designed so that you can come as you are, as long as you are wearing clothing that does not restrict your range of motion.
Much of the content can be done in shoes, particularly if your shoes have flexible soles but in some cases you may prefer to be in socks or bare feet. If bare feet are necessary this is noted in the explanatory text.
Yoga can provide many benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing depending on your needs. Here are some examples:
Short movement and mindfulness sessions, even as little as one minute interspersed into a busy day can, with repeated practice, produce meaningful physical and mental benefits, increase your comfort in daily life and improve your physical condition for other activities. Any movement counts, especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle and the more that you can sprinkle through your day the better.
With some of the exercises you may be able to multitask, for example by taking a stretch while watching a video. We recommend however that most of the time you try to engage with the short practices with your full concentration, focusing on the breath and noticing all physical sensations and any shifts in mental state or mood.
We believe that developing a home (or at work) yoga practice is beneficial, even if you are a regular yoga class participant.
The short exercises and practices that we offer are designed to be sprinkled through the day, helping you to make your own yoga practice an intrinsic part of your life.
If you are an experienced yoga practitioner you may prefer other versions of some of the practices offered and you can of course substitute these into your YoPo practice framework as you wish.