As office workers we spend long hours slouching over our desk. This can cause poor posture as well as back pain, neck strain, and shoulder stiffness. Have you thought about incorporating yoga breaks at work? Yoga offers numerous health benefits and has proven to increase mental clarity. In the workplace it can boost time management, increase productivity, and build employee morale. At Fortiviti, we bring in a yoga instructor once per month to participate in yoga as a team and learn new stretches and relaxation methods.
Still not convinced? Here are additional benefits of Yoga in the Workplace.
- Boost Immunity – Yoga activates your immune system and gets your blood flowing. It also supports healthy bones. A healthier you, mean’s fewer sick days every year.
- Increases Energy – Exercise is proven to increase your energy. Just the boost you need to power through your day.
- Reduces Stress – Yoga is known for its ability to ease stress and promote relaxation. This reduces anxiety and improves your mood.
- Improves Breathing – When doing yoga, you become aware of your breath. Taking a long deep breath sends oxygen to your brain and vital organs, improving memory, focus, and concentration.
So, go ahead – take a short break for yoga or better yet organize a company wide yoga class. Your coworkers will be glad you did.
Jennifer Brown, Controller