Preventing Burnout: Selfcare tools from Yoga and Ayurveda

Preventing Burnout: Selfcare tools from Yoga and Ayurveda

Preventing Burnout: Selfcare tools from Yoga and Ayurveda

In our modern society, we have become conditioned to “do more”, and to do it faster and better than before. All of the chaotic external energy that is spent trying to juggle work, family, chores, and community involvement means that there is very little time left for relaxation in the most optimal way. When we drain our healthy energy reserves (Ojas), and don’t take the time to replenish these reserves back up, we eventually create a chronic state of exhaustion, stress, anxiety, and dis-ease within the body.

Ayurveda teaches us that the key to healing is stillness, and when we allow our physical bodies to deeply relax, release stress and tension, we also allow our mental bodies to relax and disengage from the monkey mind chatter.

Some of the proven benefits of practicing restorative yoga include: lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, slower heart rate, better sleep, higher energy, improved focus and concentration, improved sexual desire and function, even mood patterns, less stress, and relaxation.

So, how can we hit the pause button on the chaos of daily life? Through the method and science of Restorative Yoga, this session will explore routines and tools that help to restore Ojas (the body’s energy reserves). An  understanding of the neuroscience behind Yoga nidra will provide the foundation from which we can explore how to achieve deep rest and relaxation in an optimal way. The session will conclude with journal prompts which facilitate your personal development and the growth of this practice.

Facilitated by Tendai Angela Jambga-Rokkones.

*This event is free of cost.*


Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, HerSpace & The Annual

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders. 

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.

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