Lifestyle of an office Yogi (Nubyen HQ)
Here at the Nubyén office we have been busy bees as we are branching out from makeup and launching our first line of luxury active wear next month,(Nubyen Second Skin) we have just been contacted by Woman's Health and will be featured in the magazine. We will also be running a pop up shop on Brick lane, London ! ( For the month of August 2017) and we will also be hosting a yoga brunch launch party on August 5th (who doesn’t love sweet vinyassa flows followed by nourishing vegan sweets!). We have also just finished our campaign in California for the line,so all systems have been a go,we are so excited!
It’s so easy to become overwhelmed with all of this going on though so we have started having a 20 minute yoga & meditation session everyday at 12pm to help us ground ourselves, stay excited and not worry about anything! Being a yoga teacher as my other job means I am a little bias but my students also swear by yoga being an antidote for the effects of being hunched over a laptop which can cause havoc on our shoulders & upper back. So here is a couple of poses I teach in my class my students love!
Cow face Pose
This pose creates a stretch of muscles deep within the shoulders. From Dandasana (Staff Pose), extend your right arm up next to your right ear, and your left arm down close to your left side. Bend the left arm across the back and up so that the fingers reach the mid-back between the shoulders. Bend the right elbow so your right fingers reach toward your left fingers.
Cat & Cows Pose
Taking cat and cow pose provides a gentle spinal massage. Start on your hands and knees in a tabletop position. Keep your knees set directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders in Center your head in a neutral position, eyes looking at the floor. Round your spine toward the ceiling, release your head toward the floor,you should look like a Halloween cat! Come back to that neutral tabletop position.Flow into cow post by lifting your sitting bones and chest toward the ceiling, allowing your belly to sink toward the floor,lift your head to look straight forward.
This pose provides a stretch for your neck,chest and spine! Lie on your back with your arms extended along the floor at your sides,keep your palms down. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width distance apart and close to your sitting bones (this should be a comfortable distance and is different for each person). Press down through your feet; keeping your chin tucked, elevate your pelvis until your neck flattens gently on the floor. When your ready unwind your spine, vertebra by vertebra, slowly lowering your pelvis to the floor.