Flying Off To Shangri La Where There’s No Stress –  The Quick-Seat Chair Stress Management Program Part : 13

Temporary Seating That Closes Itself !

Flying Off To Shangri La Where There’s No Stress –  The Quick-Seat Chair Stress Management Program Part : 13

By Khadi Madama Quick-Seat Chair Wellness Coordinator

Can you believe that we’ve come this far already? We’ve given you 3 techniques to put into practice each month and the good news is that there are more on the way. So don’t hesitate to let your friends know to follow the blog by giving them the link. The more the merrier.

I loved creating the original design for this program back in 2005 with the founder and inventor of Quick-Seat Chair. Back then, the work week had changed dramatically, and stress was rampant. Changes in health care, physical therapy, and occupational therapy standards had changed in many states, and we knew that simple, on-the-spot self-treatment for employees could help them so much. Just like having a handy Quick-Seat Chair on the spot, especially in health care or industrial sites. Our accredited program caught the eye of the US Navy Fleet and Family Services, and we were happy to have it integrated into their resources for folks on base. At the time, I realized how important it was to think about all the components that can contribute into stress, both physical and mental, in any work environment, even the ones you like to be in. You’ll like these techniques, as many of them can be done so quietly and unobtrusively that they can be done with almost no one noticing except, of course, you. Because you feel better. We hope you’ll print these out and keep them handy.

Until next month, stay with us on the journey. You’ll be happy you did, and we’ll be happy too.

Step # 6: Become a Phoenix Rising Close your eyes. Imagine that you are the mythical bird that rises from its ashes. Meaning–you are free and indestructible. You CAN get through this day! Breathe in as you gently lift your shoulders upward and then they float back down as you exhale, allowing your shoulders to slightly roll forward and your head to fall towards your chest. As you inhale again, picture yourself taking flight, carefully pick your head up, and feel refreshed.

Step # 7: Create a Carpal Crunch
Create a carpal crunch to relieve wrist problems by inhaling and spreading fingers wide, holding, and then exhaling. Inhale and close your fists, starting with the pinky finger. Exhale and open the fist, starting with the thumbs, as you flex the wrist back towards the forearm. Repeat by reversing the flex of the wrists towards the floor. Practice several times a day, as needed.

Step 8: Perform the Magic Eight While sitting in your chair, cross your left wrist over your right, clasp your hands, and turn them under and up onto your chest. Cross your left ankle over your right with your legs extended from your chair. Hold for 2 minutes and feel great. That’s all there is to it!

Use this technique to relieve temporary upsets by short-circuiting the brain’s anger response.

Quick-Seat Chair. Temporary Seating That Closes Itself

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