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Improving my wellbeing with Desk Yogi (& giveaway!) 

Ever since I was diagnosed with anxiety, I’ve been really into yoga. I decided to give it a try as I heard it was calming and that I would benefit from the mindfulness, breathing and meditation techniques taught within in. Now, if I can, I try and practice yoga every single day; even if it’s just 20 minutes or so. I find that it just improves my day and makes me feel healthier and happier, regardless of what else is going on around me.

I practice yoga at home (as I work from home) with some DVD’s I bought but of course, being at home, there’s often things that get in the way. Like someone is using the living room where I practice or building work going on outside making it impossible to concentrate. But that’s just life isn’t it? However, I’m always looking for ways to up my wellbeing, mental health and self care routines and when I was contacted by Desk Yogi, I knew this was something I wanted to try.

Desk Yogi is a website in which you sign up and are asked a bunch of questions such as what environment do you work in? What do you want to gain from desk Yogi? What areas of the body do you want to focus on? Etc. in order for them to create a personalized playlist of videos specifically for you to do at work, at your desk or in your office. Obviously I don’t have an office (my bedroom is my office really) but I can still take the time to get up and move, meditate or whatever else they have in store for me that day!

The videos cover everything from yoga sequences (both gentle and more active), de-stress techniques, meditation videos, nutrition advice and so much more. The videos aren’t long – some only a couple of minutes – and you’re able to set reminders of the times and days you want to do these practices. I was given 11 different “playlists” of different elements that you can work on daily.

Unfortunately, the day I tried and tested the website I was ill, so I couldn’t really take part in any of the more active yoga sessions as I was coughing my guts up but I did have a look at some of the guided mediation videos, which were great, especially if you’re new to meditation (like me) and need a helping hand in focusing and tuning in to yourself (like me). I can’t wait until I feel better so I can try more of the videos they’ve offered to me, especially ones for lower back pain, which I have a lot of problems with.

Desk Yogi have also kindly offered 2 readers 30 days of premium access to the website and all of their videos! If you work in an office then I hope you’ll benefit so much from this! To enter, just leave me a comement on this post and tell me a bit about your experience with meditation / yoga. Have you ever done it? Do you do it now? Would you like to try it? And make sure you leave a means of contacting you, should you win! 

* This product was sent to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions here are my own and unbiased.

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

26 Comments

  1. goingwithhappy says:

    I’m not a huge yoga person but I want to get into it; everyone who does it has told me I’d love it, especially since I have scoliosis and apparently it’d help my back. I’d love to give it a shot!

    – Shannon | http://www.goingwithhappy.com

    1. It helps back main massively! I suffer with lower back pain and some of the stretches literally feel like heaven!

  2. This sounds like such a great giveaway! I have tried it before but like you I was doing it from home, trying to just find the way to make it work with the videos that I had on DVD and ended up falling away from it. It’s unfortunate because I found it was a HUGE help as I was recovering from my abdominal surgery slowly working back into being active again, and keeping my mind in the right place. I keep saying I will find somewhere to go, but my hours sometimes are so weird that it’s hard to make anything work.

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

    1. Dvd’s are brilliant for someone who can’t go to classes because of whatever reason! Or apps like this, for sure.

      1. Definitely!

  3. Ive tried Yoga before by i am so unbelievably not flexible that I just get more frustrated but I know how good it is for me so would love to give this a go. Think i could do with the meditation tips!

    1. I’m not flexible at all either… but that’s the thing with yoga, you go at your own pace and it literally doesn’t matter how flexible anyone else is! It’s beautiful!

  4. Ah wow! This sounds really interesting! I’ve tried bits of Yoga on and off but never had the time to stick to it, would love to get back to it because of the great benefits! xo

    Hanney | http://www.blogabouthanney.com

    1. Yoga is something that you can kinda always fit in. Even just 29 mins a day can have a huge benefit!

  5. Rebecca Allan says:

    I did Yoga for a short while and really enjoyed it 🙂 great post! Xo

    http://Www.blogs.becx.co.uk

    1. You should get back into it!

  6. This sounds great. I have never really stuck with yoga but definitely need to get back into it as it has so many health benefits!

    Amina xx | http://www.AliandHer.com

    1. It’s important to find a type of yoga that works for you. For sure, not everything will work for everyone.

  7. I have always wondered what doing yoga would be like. I think I might give it a try!

    1. It’s wonderful – i’d always always recommend it

  8. rachyblogs18 says:

    Great post!

    1. Thank you x

  9. This is really inspirational! I want to give yoga a go but I just don’t know where to start!

    1. Start by DVD’s or YouTube videos! That’s where I started 🙂

  10. This sounds like a really good way to incorporate yoga into busy schedules. We all benefit from something calming and for yoga worked well for me last year when I was going through a stressful time before an operation. Since then I haven’t been back to it, but I do like the sound of this.
    Amanda- @chocolate_pages.

    1. Absolutely, so many people don’t exercise or do yoga because they think they don’t have time!

  11. Oh my word I have to try this! I find yoga is fantastic not only for my anxiety and the rest of my mental health issues but it is also wonderful for my back issues. I had a private yoga instructor for a few years then she died within a month of being diagnosed with cancer and it has never been the same for me since, I miss her, but I do try to stick with it for my own sanity and it does feel like Jacky is still with me.

    Good grief I don’t think I have ever shared this with anyone other than my husband and I started to well up after typing that then I saw her beautiful face smiling at me. It is mad how sharing things can bring forward such emotions <3

    1. Aww absolutely! Maybe as long as you keep with the yoga, you can tune into her every time you practice and she’ll always be there in some way. It is SO beneficial for mental health, I agree, not only anxiety!

      1. She had a beautiful spirit. I wanted her with me while I gave birth but it wasn’t to be due to complications. She is always with me, particularly when doing yoga or meditating. And the tears are back.
        It is something I 100% recommend for so many things, we all need to take that time to ourselves and focus on our minds and bodies.

  12. I have never got on with yoga, I think it’s maybe my lack of flexibility 😂 but meditation is my new food! I meditate every single day and it’s been pivotal in helping me learn to manage my bipolar better. There are so many different ways to meditate I only know the basics I can imagine once you are a master you must be able to achieve amazing things for you mind and body!

    1. I’d love to really get into the deep end of meditation, I bet it’s absolutely amazing! I’m not flexible at all – not one little bit. But that’s the Beauty of yoga, it doesn’t matter because every goes at their own pace and how it works for them (: xx

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