Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. Many companies and startups recognizing the value of Yoga and are offering classes to their employees as part of their stress reduction and corporate wellness programs during the workday.
Yoga is low impact, improves strength and flexibility, builds concentration, and reduces mental and physical stress and tension. In addition, Yoga is known to eradicate fatigue and generate energy, all of which lead to increased productivity and morale. Business Yoga is simple and can be modified for different skill levels and abilities – perfect for the office environment.
3 Reasons, Why Your Workplace Needs Yoga
Stress Alleviation: Stress is the greatest cause of absenteeism from the workplace, it further leads to depression and burnout and costs the European economy over €94bn a year according to research. Stress takes a lot of energy, and Yoga has the potential to help restore this energy, creating resilience and strength of mind and body. It doesn’t have to be a complex or requires too much time. A good blend of Yoga, Deep-Breathing, and Meditation is enough to start with at your workplace. Emerging Yoga findings which shows that yoga practice deactivates our flight or fight mode and reduces our stress hormone cortisol and helps battle anxiety and reduce stress at work.
Alleviates Physical Ailments: Sitting is the New Smoking, aches, pains, neck strain, shoulder stiffness, arthritis and even more serious physical problems! This will affect the productivity of your company. No matter what kind of job you have, if you are constantly thinking about and dealing with ailments and pain, the last thing your mind will be on is work. Yoga can help relieve even the most severe pain and physical problems, such as those associated with traumatic injuries.
- Increases Positivity/ Morale: When you physically, mentally and emotionally feel well, your morale will be high and you are focused, energetic and positive. It uplifts your creativity, and self-confidence will soar. And all of this will make you a better employee—in your job responsibilities, your dealings with clients and your interactions with fellow employees. Healthy, relaxed and focused employees are more productive and cost-effective. Offering yoga classes at work or off-site is a low-cost and effective way to achieve happy and productive employees.