The more we multi-task and increase our workload, the less productive and more stressed out we become. Yoga is a scientific discipline of awakening the body’s intelligence and removing stress and tension at their source. All tension, both physical and mental, is stored somewhere in the body and stress reduction is a matter of discovering how to release tension on both levels. Yoga removes stress from both sources since tension in one area has a direct affect on the other. Yoga classes offer simple, safe, and practical techniques that quickly reduce tension and stress.

Yoga is proven to:

  • Improve flexibility, strength and overall health
  • Increase ability to manage emotional stress
  • Strengthen the immune system, resulting in less sick days
  • Increase energy, stamina and mental alertness
  • Improve morale and positive thinking patterns
  • Improve productivity, efficiency and communication
  • Increases concentration, memory and decision-making
  • Increase job satisfaction

Corporate yoga offers several invaluable benefits to workers and also the company that employs them.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

Yoga provides effective techniques that help reduce and slowly eliminate mental and physical stress. Breathing exercises alleviate tension and calm the mind and body. This is beneficial to the employees as well as the employer. Employees who feel more relaxed and comfortable will like their job more and experience fewer health complaints related to stress. Yoga also improves immunity, aids in the removal of toxic waste from the system and reduces fatigue. Happier and healthier employees will result in a lower number of sick days.

IMPROVEMENT IN EFFICIENCY

Regular yoga practice improves focus and concentration among employees. It also improves their ability to stay calm under stressful situations, thereby improving their confidence and success rates. The improvement in efficiency and lower rates of absenteeism often leads to greater productivity and profits for the company. Companies that offer corporate yoga usually enjoy lower health care premiums as well.

BETTER RELATIONSHIPS

Workplaces that offer corporate yoga offer a place for employees to come together, relax and practice together. This improves the sense of community and helps employees in relationship building and communication amongst each other. Corporate yoga can benefit people at different fitness levels and offers several simple movements that are practical and useful. This perk also makes a workplace more attractive to current and prospective employees. Yoga also reduces depression creating satisfied and happy employees usually resulting in a reduction in staff turnover.

IMPROVEMENT IN BODY AILMENTS

People with sedentary jobs can benefit a great deal from yoga, which rejuvenates the mind and body. Long hours in front of the computer, deadlines to meet on a daily basis and a lack of relaxation time can take a toll on the mind and the body. Back pain, neck problems, eye problems, headaches and general muscular tension are common ailments among busy people in the corporate world. Yoga can improve flexibility, build strength, improve posture and reduce muscular tension. Corporate yoga also reduces the chances of osteoarthritis and soothes symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Complete Listing of Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

Physical Mental
Sleep improves Concentration improves
Immunity increases Memory improves
Pain decreases Learning efficiency improves
Posture improves Mood improves
Weight normalizes Well-being increases
Muscular flexibility increase Mind/Body neuro connection improves
Energy level increases Self-acceptance increase
Muscular strength increase Attention improves
Endurance increases Self-actualization increase
Excretory functions improve Social skills increases
Pulse rate decreases Depression decrease/elimination
Endocrine function normalizes Anxiety decrease/elimination
Respiratory rate decreases Hostility decrease/elimination
Gastrointestinal function normalizes Balance improves
Blood pressure decreases Depth perception improves
Stable autonomic nervous system Steadiness improves

 

Who Is Using Yoga in the Workplace?

IBM                                  NYNEX                      Chase Manhattan

Microsoft                          Forbes                        Qualcomm

HBO                                 Apple                         Lehigh University

Nike                                  PepsiCo                     Lutron

Nexcomm                         GE

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