Numbers of sick days are on the rise and cases of depression and anxiety in the workforce are adding-up. Workplaces providing corporate yoga and wellness programmes for their employees could improve the productivity of their overall workforce.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers research, commissioned by the Health Work and Wellbeing Executive, shows a link between the introduction of wellness programmes in the workplace and improved business key performance indicators.
Corporate yoga classes improve employee productivity by combating sickness, stress and anxiety. The rejuvenating, breath focussed practice gives people time away from their work-station to relax and gently release stress and tension from mind and body.
Corporate yoga also helps with the physical stresses of staying in one position for long periods. People in sedentary jobs are prone to muscle shortening due to holding their bodies in a tense, alert position day after day. In office workers the areas of the body most at risk are those that shorten when we sit for prolonged periods, and those that contact when we feel stressed.
Corporate yoga classes target all of these key areas. Classes combine stretching and relaxation to improve wellbeing, relieve stress and increase productivity. Each class incorporates elements of pranayama (breath control), asana (postures) and relaxation.
These classes are suitable for all abilities. They can be offered in your workplace or at a locally sourced location. All mats and equipment are provided.FIND OUT MORE