If you're into doing some yoga stretching exercises, chances are you've probably looked into getting some of the usual accoutrements – special shirts, leggings, socks or mats. While it's fine to be interested in such things, it is also important to be aware ahead of time that none of them is necessary.
Mats in particular have no real place in Dahn Yoga exercises. This isn't a reaction to current yoga culture – instead, Dahn Yoga simply pre-dates the use of mats or any other sort of specialty yoga product.
If you use a mat, you may have already noticed that they have certain limitations. For instance, FitSugar recently listed three things that you absolutely can't do with a mat: You can't clean it with soap (which can cling to the plastic), you can't roll it up immediately after a class and you can't loan it to others.
All three of these limitations have to do with sweat, which makes yoga mats unbearably dirty sometimes. Dahn Yoga has the perfect remedy for this: Ditch the mat.
Yoga is best performed on the floor. To avoid getting overheated, you can wear loose, long-sleeved shirts and pants, which cool the body and wick away sweat.
Going to work and trying hard each day is what workers should be focused on but in the big picture they should also be concerned about advancing in the workplace.
Landing a promotion is likely one of the high points of one's career as it symbolizes not only the hard work and effort that one has put into the job, but also that one's accomplishments have been recognized. However, one needs to do more than just show up in order to advance in the office.
According to U.S. News and World Reports, one of the first things one should do is finding out what are one's employer's values. By doing this one will be sure that his effort is focused on what matters.
Another thing that people should be focused on is making sure the work they put in is contributing to the company's bottom line. By doing this, one will be sure to grab the attention of the higher ups in the office.
According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, one thing that employees should certainly not do when seeking a promotion is have a cluttered work space. The survey showed that 28 percent of employers said they would be less likely to promote someone with a cluttered work space.
"Workers are being asked to take on more projects as companies function with leaner staffs, which could be resulting in more cluttered workspaces," Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources with CareerBuilder, said. "While chaos on your desk space can indicate a busy workload, it can also imply a lack of organization. The good news is that workers can fix this problem quickly and reverse any negative perceptions of their performance."
While getting ahead on the job is important, one should also unwind and relax through yoga meditation techniques and yoga streching exercises.
As the unemployment rate continues to rise, even Twitter has gotten involved in searching for jobs. An American Jobs Conference will be held via Twitter on Tuesday with the goal of explaining ways social networking can benefit job seekers, according to The Sacramento Bee. Unemployment can cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. Yoga meditation techniques and yoga streching excercise may help with the stress of unemployment.
Kat Garcia, spokeswoman for TweetMyJobs, told that newspaper that she hopes the conference will create an open dialogue about employment and give job seekers the opportunity to talk with experts in all sectors of the job market. Garcia stated her belief that social media sites are useful because they allow direct connection with potential employers, which gives prospects the opportunity prove that they are right for the job, according to the media outlet.
The conference will be a daylong online conversation with the hashtag #jobs4US. Job seekers can participate through their personal Twitter accounts or online at conference.tweetmyjobs.com. The newspaper reports that there will be a tweet panel who will be answering pre-selected questions, as well as live tweet questions from participants.
Twitter isn’t the only website assisting the unemployed. A site created by David Kutcher helps job seekers find Requests for Proposals (RFP) online much quicker and cheaper than in the past. The website, www.RFPdb.com, is a database of RFPs that uses a crowd-sourcing model, which has helped to attract a growing membership.
The site permits members to pay $2 to view proposals. Alternatively, they can upload RFPs and earn credits that can be redeemed for access to other proposals. Each month the members of the website post a combined average of $5 billion in projects. The RFP database has recently reached 100,000 members.