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Stay Healthy with Nexcess at Mage Yoga

April 12, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

It’s no secret that the life of a developer can be stressful. Whether that means feeling fatigued, overloaded or unhealthy, everyone needs some downtime.

That’s why, this year, Wagento plan to inject a little wellness, relaxation, and health into your life… in the form of yoga.

They’re calling it Mage Yoga, a session dedicated entirely to the “how to”, “when to”, and “what to do” of the ancient art. Focusing on techniques dating back almost 5 millennia, Wagento’s yogi masters will help guide you towards keeping your body healthy and your mind focused, all while having a lot of fun! 

What Is Mage Yoga?

If you’re in Las Vegas this April for Nexcess Live, make sure you attend Mage Yoga and find out how to stay healthy with some simple exercises. All levels of experience are welcome to attend and get involved, from beginners to advanced practitioners and beyond.  

Organized by Wagento, the event is designed around matching yoga poses with your favorite eCommerce application. Take some downtime and energize your body and mind. Maybe you won’t find yoga to be a permanent fixture in your life, but you will find yourself walking out of Mage Yoga focused on your goals and feeling ready to face anything.

Why Yoga?

When it comes to exercise, most of us aren’t looking to be able to run a marathon. We’re more concerned with using exercise to prevent any health issues that might spring up as a result of office job inactivity. If you’re one of these people, yoga is the perfect remedy.

As many as 90% of yoga attendees join yoga groups because of the health benefits; including flexibility, relaxation, and fitness. After all, studies have shown that yoga is an excellent preventative measure against a huge range of health issues such as fatigue, obesity, asthma, chronic pain, IBS, and more. On top of that, working out doesn’t just have physical health benefits, it can also make you smarter.

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When Does It Start?

Mage Yoga will start on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 am.

Where Should I Go?

Head to room Petrus II in the Wynn Boulevard. You’ll find everyone gathered there.

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5 Yoga Poses to Get You Started

Starting something new can be daunting, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Nexcess has got your back. To help you prepare before you walk into Mage Yoga, here are 5 yoga poses you can try at home first.

The Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

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Sitting down for long periods of time can lead to chronic back pain and potentially even hunching. No one wants to be Quasimodo, and the Cobra pose is a great way to avoid it while opening your body up and giving you some much needed mental breathing room.

Begin by lying on the floor, on your stomach, then place your hands face down on either side of your chest. Push up the top half of your body while keeping your waist as close to the ground as possible. Maintain this pose for bursts of 30 seconds to a minute, take a break, and repeat.

If you’ve got lower back issues, be careful with this pose and ease into it gently. There’s no rush with yoga.

 

The Plank Pose (Phalakasana)

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The Plank pose has been made famous in recent years because of how simple it looks, but how hard it is to actually maintain for long periods of time. This pose helps to strengthen your core muscles, including your stomach, shoulders, and arms.

The pose is similar to the Cobra pose, except instead of keeping your waist on the ground, you will bring it up with the rest of your body. Imagine doing a push-up, without the actual push-ups.

Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

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Despite having a strange name, the Cow Face pose is an excellent way to work out your arms and legs. It’s especially useful for adding strength to the ankles, hips, chest, neck, arms, and hands.

To start this pose, sit on the ground with your legs folded. Slowly bring one leg on top of the other and move them as close together as possible while still keeping them folded. Once you’ve done this, move your hands behind your back. Make sure your back remains straight throughout the exercise for maximum effect.  

 

The Boat Pose (Navasana)

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For those looking to try something a little harder, the Boat pose is excellent. Designed to work on the abdominals, legs, and lower back, a good Boat pose can also aid in digestion and promote healthy lower abdominal organs such as the kidney.

The pose is relatively easy to implement, but hard to maintain. First, sit on the ground with your legs outstretched. From here, move your legs off the ground while they are still extended, and shift your weight backwards. Hold this pose for as long as you can and then gently release. Done!

 

Extended Side Angle Pose (Parshvakonasana)

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Probably one of the most well-known yoga poses there is. The Extended Side Angle pose is great for strengthening your legs, knees, and ankles.

Start by standing upright with your legs about 3 feet apart. Next, bring your right arm into the air and then begin by slowly bringing it down to your left side. While you’re doing this, you must keep a straight line between your foot and your hand at all times. Hold this pose for several seconds and then release. Repeat in reverse to complete the pose.

Nexcess Live

Had enough yoga practice? Don’t forget, Nexcess Live, 4-days of eCommerce support, entertainment, and Vegas: the Nexcess way, will be happening on April 22-25 in Las Vegas. Between your yoga exercises, don’t forget to join the Nexcess Live Party, or visit the Nexcess Live support sessions for help with resolving any hosting problems you’re having for absolutely FREE.

We’ll also be offering a Nexcess Live limo service, so you arrive in Vegas the right way. Sign up and let us know when you’re going to land. That way, we’ll have a limo waiting for you on the ground at the McCarran International Airport.

Stay Up-To-Date

Don’t forget to follow Nexcess on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We’ll be making followers aware of any updates or new events. You can also follow the hashtag #NexcessLive.

How Do You Stay Healthy?

 

Originally published April 12 2018.

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