Corporate Yoga

Dec 19 2017, 5:26 am

In most corporate settings, employees are sitting at their desks for a large part of their work day. Not everyone thinks about ergonomics and the importance of spinal health.  For example, we all slouch and rest our wrists on our desks as we type. You’re doing this right now aren’t you?  Keep reading.  Boardroom/Chair Yoga would come in and help to counter the incorrect posture and stress on the wrists by offering poses that can be done with me in the work environment. After a few sessions, the goal is ultimately for these poses to start showing up in everyday work life.

A perfect example of a pose I recommend to anyone and everyone who sits in a chair for a long period of time is the Awareness Pose. You will find listed the many benefits this pose offers, and this is just one of them.  There are many more poses that can be done sitting in a chair as well as standing and using the chair to support you in other ways. Other areas of the body (other than the wrists and back) that yoga can ‘correct’ include: hip flexors, hamstrings, shoulders, knees, feet, neck, and it doesn’t stop there. Yoga also works on the mind (central nervous system). It can ease depression, stress, anxiety etc. Helping your employees to address what’s going on in both their body and mind helps you as a business:

Benefits for Employees:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Increased energy and decreased fatigue
  • Improved memory, focus and concentration
  • Stronger muscles
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Improved overall health
  • Decreased negative outlook or depression

Benefits for Businesses:

  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased health care premiums
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Reduced employee absenteeism
  • Higher job satisfaction amongst employees
  • More respect for senior management of companies

If you’re an employer, I strongly recommend that you offer yoga in the workplace for all of the reasons listed above; if you’re an employee that thinks this is a great idea, email or print off this post and leave it on your employer’s desk or mail slot.  Not everyone has prioritized time in their day for yoga so why not try to fit it into your work day.  Please contact me if you’d like anymore information on Corporate Thereapeutic Yoga – Stay healthy!

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