Unwind at Your Desk - Breathe Stretch Revitalize

For many of us our awareness is pulled away from our bodies as we work at our computers. At some point, we may begin to notice little aches and pains that become worse if we do not change what we are doing. How can we give our body the attention it needs before we get to this place of discomfort that could eventually lead to injury? Our bodies need to move yet we are working in a restricted space.  This class will give you the essential tools to help you stay healthy and alert and more dynamically embodied at your desk.  In the lecture component of the class you will learn about the importance of keeping your spine active, avoiding eye strain, the critical elements of Active Sitting, and strategies to incorporate Movement Breaks throughout your day. Then you will learn 10 energizing exercises that you can do at your desk. These exercises are designed to decrease tension and stress and leave you  feeling refreshed and alert. You will also receive a visual handout of the exercises to refer to anytime of the workday and enjoy the healthy benefits.

Instructor: Deanna Anderson, is a Dance Educator, Certified Action Theater Coach and Director, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist  with over 25 years of experience serving people through programs in integrated fitness and expressive and performance arts.

When:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012. 12:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1 hour(s).
Where:
Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., Rm 208 (Map)
Audience:
General Public
Faculty/Staff
Alumni/Friends
Members
Tags:
Class
Health / Wellness
Sponsor:
Health Improvement Program
Contact:
650 721-6003
ausserer@stanford.edu
Admission:

Register for this class at hip.stanford.edu

Class fee: $25
Class code: uyd-01
STAP/EA Funds: YES

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