These AM and PM rituals will keep you calm, collected, and centered.

By Andrea Romano
Updated August 09, 2020
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Working from home sounds amazing in theory, but it can also have negative effects on your body and mind.

That's why Equinox Hotels, a fitness and wellness-focused hotel chain, is offering some online workout rituals to boost your mood and give your focus.

In the wake of COVID-19, many employees are being told to work from home (in industries where they can manage it). But if you’re used to a commute every day, telecommuting can feel lonely. Not to mention, the temptation to stay in your pajamas and avoid exercise is strong.

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Equinox Hotels’ AM + PM Rituals are yoga-based routines that are specifically crafted for working out either in the morning or evening. Not only can exercise make you happy, but it can also help with mental clarity and soothe body aches from sitting on your couch all day.

The AM Ritual is designed to get you ready to face your day with focus and calm. The routine is made up of targeted stretches designed to help to gradually transition your body from sleeping postures and deliver oxygen to the bloodstream.

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The PM Ritual is designed to relieve stress at the end of the day and help you ease naturally into sleep. This routine increases circulation, relieves tension, and restores balance. Exactly what you need after staring at a computer screen all day.

In addition, Equinox Hotels is offering a Rituals Guide online to offer tips to stay healthy and happy while working from home. This guide has plenty of good advice about nutrition, sleep, and boosting your physical performance. A lot of the advice in the guide centers around commonly-known wellness practices like not hitting the snooze button, drinking enough water, and sleeping in a comfortable, cool environment — but sometimes we all need a reminder to take care of ourselves.

And if you’re looking for a less physical way to boost your focus and calm, you can also follow several meditation sessions on the Equinox YouTube channel, guided by Equinox instructor Amber Voiles.

For more information about these rituals, or to follow an AM or PM flow, visit the Equinox Hotels website.