Yoga in the Office? What’s in it for me?

Discard daily office tension, stress and kinks in the body

What if you could inhale fresh energy and motivation and exhale stress and tension?  What if you could re-charge your afternoon with a yoga break instead of a coffee break?

Working in an office is stressful and often unhealthy for the body.  We slump in front of our desks for hours, eyes glued to the computer screen, immobile and stiff.  We deal with different and often difficult personalities, conflicting schedules, multi-tasking and more.  We become used to going in high-gear all the time…Even if you love your job, it can be a lot to deal with.  You can’t continue like this forever without negative effects to your health.  By the way, most sick days are a result of stress.

So turn off the auto-pilot, slow down for a few minutes and breathe.  Ready for Yoga?

What is Yoga and how will it help?

At a basic level, yoga is a form of exercise that stretches and tones the body.  You don’t need to twist into a pretzel to reap the benefits.  There are countless simple and accessible poses that are powerful and effective.  Poses that:

  • Release tension
  • Improve concentration, memory and focus
  • Increase productivity and motivation
  • Reduce stress, fatigue and anxiety
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Calm the mind
  • Many more physical benefits of yoga and emotional benefits of yoga

Sitting in a chair all day allows a lot of tension to build up, until the body is used to being tense and tight and remains in this tight position even outside the office.  The legs are usually in the same position as well, denied fresh circulation and blood by remaining in a seated position all day.

Just a few moves in the chair will help immensely.  Even better, get out of the chair and onto a mat to move your body and refresh your mind.  This is crucial for good circulation, which is essential to keep organs supplied with oxygen and nutrients.  The more we deprive our organs of fresh blood, the sicker they become.  The less we move our joints, the stiffer and less lubricated they become, eventually leading to difficulties in moving them.

So just for one moment – stop what you are doing.  Breath in deeply and exhale fully.  Think about the benefits yoga can bring you and your employees.  It is a gift not just for them, but also for the company – your employees will be happier, healthier and more motivated and productive.

 


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Axinja

I discovered Yoga in 2001 and Pilates in 2016, and have been learning and expanding in my practice ever since. I'm a certified Yoga & Pilates teacher.  I also hold a Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga certification.  I am grateful to be able to share my knowledge and help others through Yoga & Pilates.

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