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.