29 Sep '17, 5am

Yoga And The Better Balanced Barista

Even with strong shoes supporting you, seven hours of standing and interacting with customers can still be intensive. Between the physical requirements of making drinks and the emotional labor required to dose out a pleasant service experience, some baristas turn to yoga as their stabilizing solution. Research shows that practicing yoga may improve your posture and mood and even decrease any anxiety and depression. Turns out my own anecdotal research for this article suggested the very same. When Tohm Ifergan isn’t working as a coffee educator, he’s touring with his band. After a five-month European tour, he went immediately back to work and found himself feeling “so anxious” when serving customers. The caffeine effects from constant cupping, training, and teaching lectures weren’t helping. “Yoga is a counterbalance,” he says. After a year of practicing yoga at home, Iferg...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/yoga-and-the-better-balanced-barista-1...

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