Crew Hahn reap the benefits of Saluting the Sun

As part of our continued focus in crew on wellbeing and things we can do to have a more positive impact on our mental health we started this morning by ‘saluting the sun’. This is a flow of yoga poses & stretches that focus on breathing and self awareness.

Before we took part in the activity we did a purposeful check in where I asked everyone to use a maximum of 3 words to describe how they feel. This was their list:

Cold

Tired, happy, Cold

Fine

Tired & Sleepy

Tired

Tired and anxious

Tired and cold

Tired and cold

tired and cold

Pleased, tired and disappointed

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Tired, emotional and annoyed

 

We then completed the activity by doing the yoga poses and stretches 5 times. The final 2 times were lead by Tom who seemed to have a really good grasp of directing the flow and sequences of the activity.

 

After we completed it we sat back in our circle and I asked them again to use a maximum of 3 words to describe how they feel now.

This was theIr list in the same order:

Energetic

Happy and tired

Fine

Fine

Awake

Tired and relaxed

tired

tired

tired but less cold

A bit calmer

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Tired (and in pain from stubbing toe)

 

As you can see overall there was a positive impact from engaging in the activity, where previously most of crew commented on being cold, tired and sleepy to now feeling more awake, less cold and more relaxed.

 

As a crew we decided that we’d be happy to try other methods of relieving stress and anxiety during our crew sessions.

p.s I tried to take some photos but they were having non of it!

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