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Bring Yoga to Work in 2016

stress-versus-relaxation-16489424Yoga has long been regarded as a great way to improve health. The physical benefits include developing and improving flexibility, strength, and range of motion as well as aiding digestion and circulation.  Having a healthy body is conducive to employee productivity. But employers and employees also should investigate the use of yoga in the work place for its other benefits as well.

Yoga can:

  • Calm and clear the mind
  • Relieve tension and stress
  • Promote thinking and memory
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Build confidence and self-esteem

Starting a practice at work does not have to be complicated. Some employers might opt to bring in an instructor and provide a space for before work, after work, or lunch time classes. A trained, certified instructor will carry liability insurance and can set up and administer the whole program for the employer. Alternately, a trained professional can teach employees how to incorporate yoga breaks. Yoga does not require special clothing, lots of time or space. It can be as simple as learning breathing techniques for instant stress relief or learning a series of poses that can be done in a chair or using a wall.

The use of yoga in the work place is mutually beneficial. Why not try it in your work place for 2016?