We know that sitting for prolonged periods may lead to postural imbalances. The knees + hips are in flexion which cause the hip flexors and hamstrings to be tight. Kneeling Warrior Pose is an OMY favorite to stretch the front hip flexors, quads and knees ✌🏼 Grab a mat, block and a soft pillow if you have one. Bring your block in front of you for support. Come to your hands + knees. Lean your torso forward + take one knee to the wall. Place your heel of that bent knee to the outside of your butt. This allows your top thigh bone to internally rotate. With your hands on your block, step your other foot forward into a lunge. Knee above ankle. Level 1 as shown on the left picture, walk your front foot forward so your hips can come forward and down. Use the block to bring the floor closer to you. Level 2, shown on the right, lift your torso upright. Draw the front foot hip back and in. Lengthen the spine as you lift the front hip bones up as the floating ribs absorb in. Relax your face and shoulders. Stay for 10 breaths. Repeat each side twice. Give it a try and leave your comments below.
WHO THEY ARE
San Francisco based Eventbrite is all about bringing people together. By connecting them to great events around the globe, Eventbrite helps people learn more, share more and celebrate this fascinating world of ours.
WHY IT’S AWESOME TO WORK THERE
With a mission that’s all about personal growth, Eventbrite delivers some of the best wellness services of any biz we’ve had the pleasure to Namaste with.
Along with yoga by OMY, Eventbrite serves up all this, right at the office:
- Rest and Recharge rooms (hello, nap)
- Dental Care
- Nutrition consultation
- Healthy group lunches
- Mindfulness classes
- 15-minute manicures or pedicures
- An employee education program called Brite Talks (think your own private City Arts and Lectures right at the office)
- A "take the time you need" vacation policy
- Maternity leave and support practices that even Sweden might envy
IT’S IN THE DNA
This stellar office culture starts with married co-founders Julia and Kevin Hartz who have always put a premium on health and feeling good. As the parents of young children, who also run a company, they know the hurdles well. So they set out to create a visionary workplace that’s great for humans—where they can do their best work and lead full, stimulating lives.
Mission accomplished big time, Eventbrite. Kudos, love and gratitude from OMY.