Making Space for Daily Wellness
Catherine Zack, Wellness Director, Flow Yoga Center
When asked, “How are you?,” is your immediate response, “Swamped!,” followed by a long, heavy sigh? If so, you’re not alone. New articles on the “culture of busy” constantly remind us of the anxiety, restlessness and, at times, chronic pain plaguing today’s urban professionals.
We’ve found resources like yoga, mindfulness and meditation are readily available to counterbalance, but the gap between what we know we should do and what we actually do is often wide and deep. As professionals, we need little reminders to make us question how, or if, it’s possible to make time for our work, family and friends and the wellness practices that support it all.
Serving as an easy reminder, DC’s Flow Yoga Center allows busy professionals, like you, to take advantage of wellness activities. All started by a simple, in-house experiment, the Flow Yoga Center staff initiated small group wellness breaks throughout the day – a 15-minute meditation break here, a few minutes of stretching or dancing there, or even practicing a handstand. Quickly, we found professionals LOVED what it did for their productivity and focus. The group breaks felt immediately much different than any nightly or weekend yoga class. We were so satisfied with the experiment, we decided to open our doors every Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 5pm to organizations who also wanted to work this way and workFlow was born.
Armed with the latest in health and wellness research, workFlow, our wellness-based co-working space, promotes what humans need to be most productive, successful and happy at work: genuine work-life balance. Uniquely blending quiet and natural-light work spaces, yoga and meditation breaks, community building along with lots of perks, workFlow is able to achieve that goal.
Now, are you ready to change your response to the how-are-you question? Learn more about the workFlow experience, or even better, come see for yourself what it would feel like to spend your morning productively working, slipping into an on-site 15-minute meditation once or twice a day or pausing for a 45-minute mid-day yoga break.
We look forward to supporting your best work day ever!
Photo credit, Washington Post