The UI Wellness Office is offering access to various wellness video presentations to faculty and staff at The University of Iowa. My Yoga Online is a global resource for mind-body health and wellness and holistic living. They offer hundreds of yoga, Pilates, and meditation videos and expert information on workplace wellness, green living, expert health advice, a Q&A forum with professionals, and more.
Their results-oriented, On Demand videos give you the powerful benefits of yoga, health and wellness, wherever and whenever you need them. Practice at home, at work, at school, while traveling--or anywhere else you want. Choose the perfect class for you, exactly when you need it. Progress on your wellness journey and reach your fitness goals quickly and easily--whether you have tons of experience or none at all, with My Yoga Online.
You may access the videos through our groupshare site at https://groupshare.uiowa.edu/fo/hr/oe/wellness/myyoga/default.aspx. Access is authenticated via your IOWA domain, HawkID, and HawkID password. You will log in using the following convention:
IOWA\HawkID (note backslash after domain)
Practice this short yoga flow for a quick burst of energy. Great in the morning, or during a short break in the day. (3 minutes, 30 seconds)
Take twelve minutes to start your day on a positive note. Get your energy flowing and awaken your body with the ancient practice of yoga, naturally! This yoga class begins with energizing breath work, and flows into sitting and standing sequences. (12 minutes, 30 seconds)
Dr. Carla Cupido explains what upper cross syndrome is and suggests a few simple exercises to help prevent and/or manage this condition. Upper cross syndrome is a generic condition that affects the majority of the population. Learning how to avoid postures that place stress on our neuromusculoskeletal system is essential in avoiding injury. If you sit at a desk all day or are studying regularly, this video will be largely beneficial for you. (6 minutes)
Eliminate upper back and neck tension with this short seated yoga video. Explore simple methods of opening and re-strengthening upper body muscles that become imbalanced due to poor sitting habits and chronic work-related postures. (6 minutes)
In this mindfulness session you will learn how to watch your own mind; to follow the coming and going of thoughts without getting attached to them or caught up in the drama that our thoughts create. (15 minutes)
Feel an immediate sense of vibrant relaxation in your body and mind. Rejuvenate your spine, open your wrists for long hours at your computer, stretch your eyes and your mind as you take a few valuable moments with this targeted practice. We are at our best when we approach work and it's challenges from a balanced inner place. (6 minutes)