Bringing Yoga to the Office for Global Employee Health and Fitness Month!

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by Tina Russo Lancey

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month. As we transition when to working in the office from working at home considering of coronavirus, employers are increasingly conscious than overly when it comes to employees health, both mental and physical. Yoga is one of the most affordable and universally salubrious employee health goody that can be brought to the office!

When I went through my first Yoga Teacher Training in 2007-2008, I was living in Charlotte, NC. As part of our teacher training requirements, we had to teach a unrepealable number of classes in order to graduate. I don’t remember HOW it happened, but I ended up teaching at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo). Knowing the benefits of yoga for the workplace, Wachovia found value in having me come in and offer classes to anyone in several departments, who wished to participate. Soon the matriculation was growing, and our four week series soon became a increasingly permanent practice.

Why are companies eager to bring yoga into the workplace? Here are a few reasons:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Improved Focus
  • Improved Creativity
  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Confidence
  • Better Immunity
  • Increased Morale
  • Less Irritability and Aggression
  • Fewer Absences from Illness
  • Increased Productivity

With so many benefits, why WOULDN’T a visitor want to offer this to their employees?

Here are a few increasingly perks of bringing yoga into the office:

  • Affordable (It financing less than purchasing gym memberships for employees!)
  • Requires No Special Equipment (some companies may plane purchase mats)
  • Time Flexibility (yoga classes can be 20 minutes or an hour)
  • Classes can be tailored to the office environment (think chair yoga!)
  • Meditation is moreover an option for long or short sessions.
  • Sunshine! Depending on where you are located, you will have several months each year where the weather is warm unbearable to take the practice outside.
  • Companies that offer yoga report fewer work-related accidents.
  • The instructor can come on-site, or host the matriculation through the web.

If you wish to have your visitor bring yoga into the office, here are a few tips:

  • Have a yoga teacher in mind
  • Know the price points for the teacher to come into the office
  • Show how the minimal forfeit can goody the visitor both emotionally and financially
  • Approach HR with your plan (know if you want to use unrepealable priming rooms, what times you will hold classes (such as a lunch hour)
  • If your visitor resists, ask if you can just use the space and be prepared to pay out of pocket (or have those taking the classes pay per person) and offer the classes surpassing or without work. It probably won’t take long for the visitor to see the benefits, and jump on workbench with bringing yoga into the workplace!

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Yoga Benefits

  • Improves your core strength
  • Yoga can contribute to healthy bone density
  • Certain hatha yoga poses contribute to health
  • Direct and master your own energy
  • Hatha yoga strengthens your immune system
  • You will be able to reach your highest potential