YoPO provides quick, easy and accessible movement, mindfulness and lifestyle practices to support your wellbeing if you are busy, don’t move much during your working day and don’t have much time to look after yourself. Much of our content is yoga inspired, but it doesn’t require any yoga experience or any interest in the spiritual aspects of yoga.
Short movement and mindfulness sessions, even as little as one minute can, with repeated practice, produce meaningful physical and mental benefits, increase your comfort in daily life and improve your physical condition for other activities.
We recommend that you start by trying something that appeals, focus on it for a short time and see whether it changes the way that you feel. Over time you will build up a resource bank of options to draw on in different circumstances.
Reduction in aches, pains and niggles – particularly neck, back and shoulder issues that can cause problems for people who sit still for a lot of their working day.
Improvement in flexibility – stretching exercises help to reduce the risk of injury when running, playing sports or being active in daily life and twisting exercises help to keep the back mobile
Improvement in general fitness – the more active exercises act as a mini workout, building heat, increasing the heart rate and improving muscle tone
Improvement to posture – exercises focusing on the back and the core increase focus on body alignment and can improve habitual ways of standing and sitting
Building muscle strength – weight bearing poses help to build strength in a similar way to working with weights in the gym
Improvement to balance – balancing exercises have multiple health benefits including strengthening the core and improving muscular reaction time, which reduce the risk of injury by falling
Improvement in your mood – you may feel happier, more optimistic, and more motivated after some simple movement or after following one of our lifestyle tips
Improvement in energy levels – short breaks for movement or a wellbeing practice can increase energy and give added zest for life
Better focus and concentration – mindful movement or other mindfulness practices can help you to stay in the moment
Reduced stress – mindfulness practices including breathing practices encourage slowing down the breath and calming the mind. Moving and stretching can reduce physical tension.
Improvement in sleep – especially when building relaxing practices into your daily routine
Our content can be used in different ways to best suit your circumstances and your physical and mental needs. Each type of content can be filtered to help you to find what will suit you best:
All of our poses and practices can be practised wherever is convenient, without any special equipment and wearing normal clothing. Some activities may invite you to briefly step outside.
We recommend that you take some time experimenting with different practices to work out which benefit you most and where you would like to focus your attention.
We recommend that where possible you adapt your daily routines to include the practices that you want to do regularly for instance:
Remember – every minute that you spend taking care of yourself helps, so get started today!
Access to YoPO content for your employees can be provided via monthly or annual subscriptions.
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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.