Yoga at Work
Increase energy levels, productivity, attention span, and ability to focus.
Working in an office or at a computer for prolonged periods of time can put strain on the neck, shoulders and back muscles which leads to tension and stiffness. This tension can cause headaches, as well as backaches, neck and shoulder pain that can change the mood and temperament of the individual and also affect their focus and work productivity. With more office workers putting in extra hours of work, some “forward-thinking” companies have begun to respond with yoga and meditation programs for their employees to help off-set the building of stress. Even short sessions can release muscle tension and alleviate aches and pains, elevating the mood and energy levels of those practicing regularly.
Business leaders are recognizing the stress-reducing, energy-enhancing benefits that onsite or online yoga brings to their employees. Prevention is the key and yoga plays a major role. Many employers are benefiting from reduced health insurance rates by implementing wellness programs that include yoga. Yoga at work is so convenient and affordable that employees are more likely to participate if it is subsidized or provided by their employer. Some companies offer the option for their employees to have a class at their own expense which is often taken up simply because of the convenience.
Stress-reduction yoga and meditation practices are a holistic approach to physical and mental health, as well as personal growth. Yoga and Meditation teaches the skills to manage stress effectively and increases energy levels, improves attention span, focus and stamina which increases productivity and work satisfaction. Also, it improves immune function as well as creates an over all sense of wellbeing leading to feeling satisfied with life and that includes their work life too.
Marked Improvements in:
Posture improvement for prevention of aches and pains.
Strengthening for greater resistance to stress.
Breathing techniques to energize or calm the mind/body
Corporate Yoga revitalizes the immune system and the major organs of the body, removing waste products such as alcohol up to three times more quickly. Improved immunity means less workdays lost through colds, fatigue and other non-specific illnesses.
Reduces back pain
An extensive number of sick days are lost because of back pain each year. The stronger, healthier backs that result from a regular yoga practice will significantly lessen the number of days missed in your company. Count them.
Improve problem solving skills
Yoga harmonizes the left and right sides of the brain so logical and creative thought come together as one. By training in the art of single pointedness, yoga immediately improves mental concentration and focus.
Ability to Stay Calm
Tightening deadlines, conflict and other stresses will lose their grip as you learn to breathe and stand your ground.
More Energy and Vitality
Yoga awakens hidden reserves of energy within the nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems so drowsiness and fatigue are replaced by alertness and aliveness.
Yoga physiologically transforms apathy and depression by oxygenating the brain increasing the endorphins in the blood.
Taking yoga classes together is a way to build better communication and trust between members of a team and even have fun.
The fact is that every $1 spent on yoga on employees, returns approximate $3 to the employer (Conference Board of Canada).
This is apart of general happiness & well being of employees which alone is sufficient enough to adopt a yoga lifestyle in a workplace setting.