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Take a Break with Lunchtime Yoga at Dublin Holistic Centre

Author: Dublin Holistic Centre

14th May 2013

However not all forms of exercise are created equal so it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of each type of exercise is important before you decide to give up part of that precious lunch hour.

Working in a city like Dublin gives you a lot of options when it comes to choosing a place to workout and a type of workout to do. Dublin Holistic Centre provides lunchtime yoga at a special rate and its an ideal way to take advantage of exercise during lunch. But before we get on to what makes lunchtime yoga a great choice let’s look at some of the alternatives.

The gym might be the first place people think of to go for a workout even on their lunch break. It is likely to be convenient, just pop in and do a few circuits before heading back to work. The only problem is that everyone else probably had the same idea and queuing to use an exercise machine isn’t the best way to keep fit. Even if it’s quiet and you do get a workout gym exercise is generally high intensity training. This can leave people pretty exhausted. And in the short lunch break if you don’t get to properly warm down and stretch you are likely to still be sweating when you get back to the office and stiff all day. Not great if you spend most of your day in an office chair.

Swimming might be a better option instead of the gym. It’s relaxing and you can take it easy so it needn’t be a high intensity workout. Again, the limited time makes swimming a challenging alternative. Changing before and after and making sure all of the chlorine is out of your hair. If you are the kind of person who likes to apply a little make up before you go to the office then you might only end up having ten or fifteen minutes to actually swim.

Lunchtime yoga doesn’t face any of these problems. Classes are limited and booked in advanced so there is no need to worry about overcrowding like at the gym or the pool. The exercise is low intensity and the exercise itself is the stretching so you won’t be stiff or sweaty when you get back to the office and with lunchtime yoga you also get to work on relaxing your mind and creating a sense of stillness that you can bring back to the office with you and enjoy a focused and productive afternoon.

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