Yoga at work

Sometimes we are not fully aware of the fact that we spend about 6+ hours per day at work. In a lot of cases we spend most of this time sitting behind a desk, watching a computer screen. Sitting for over six hours at work has been correlated with high levels of psychological stress. On top of that you can probably imagine that it’s also bad for your physical health to sit for hours in the same position. That’s why a lot of people suffer from back pain.

Incorporating yoga in our working environment can help us to reduce stress levels and it has a lot of other benefits as well. Below you can read more about some of these benefits.

  • Reduces back pain (and other physical pain)

People who suffer from occasional soreness, stiffness or chronic aches may greatly benefit from certain yoga postures that can help lengthen the spine, stretch and strengthen the muscles, and return the back to its proper alignment.

  • Relieves Stress

Aside from physical pain and illness, the other major factor affecting employee health and work productivity is mental and emotional stress. Stress also causes and aggravates physical ailments and conditions, from a simple cold to headaches, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Yoga has been shown to lower levels of cortisol — the stress hormone. So introducing yoga classes at work can help people to relieve stress.

  • Increases Energy/Reduces Tiredness

Sitting for more then 6 hours per day behind a desk is a productivity killer and can cause come serious health issues. Working nonstop also creates stress. Even just standing up or adding some physical activity to your daily working routine can help you increase your blood circulation. Incorporating simple yoga moves at these times is a great way to avoid tiredness and stiffness.

  • Improves Concentration & Focus

Stressful deadlines, meetings and the general chaos of a workplace creates mental clutter that might prevent you from concentrating on tasks and making good decisions. Meditation and breathing exercises of a yoga practice help us to silence the noise and clear our mind, which leads to a better focus and concentration.

Are you interested in yoga classes at your office?

Prices are depending on the needs of the customer, location, duration, materials etc. So please send an email to: info@smile-alicante.com with your request and I will contact you as soon as possible with an appropriate proposal.

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