You’ve heard the health claims, you know it’s good for you, and all your friends do it. Yoga continues to rise in popularity, thanks to it’s wellness benefits and a wide variety of styles that target different audiences. But could yoga be beneficial at work?
Here are 3 reasons your answer should be a resounding ‘YES!’:
You hit a wall at 3pm
While stretching and moving increases blood flow, the secret power behind yoga lies in the breath. Deep breathing can help the body shift into a state of alert relaxation, delivering more brain power, focus and mental clarity to help navigate office distractions. You don’t need a sweaty, vigorous workout to get the benefits. Through simple breathing techniques, a calm but watchful frame of mind can be achieved.
There’s grumbling around the water cooler
Misery loves company, and all it takes is a chronic complainer to drag down office morale. Yoga instills a sense of mindfulness and empowerment. Employing mindfulness during yoga practice can bring to light repetitive thoughts that we all experience from time to time, including fear of trying something new, self-criticism, or jealousy. By observing thoughts and choosing non-reactivity, you begin to cultivate a spirit of ingenuity, confidence and teamwork.
You don’t know Sharon in Accounting
Is your office so big that you don’t know everyone by name? Do you regularly work with one set of colleagues and find it difficult to get tasks accomplished when you have to collaborate outside your group? A weekly yoga class is a fun, positive way for people to come together and bond over a shared experience. Getting employees together outside of the usual meetings fosters teamwork and cross-departmental cooperation.
The perks of a regular yoga practice extend far beyond fitness and flexibility. Ready to try a class in your office? Contact me for your free trial session and find out what yoga can do for you!