5 Reasons Your Company Needs Yoga
Companies need to invest in the well-being of their employees. Most people spend more time at the office than at home.
By making the office a healthy space, companies support the physical and mental health of the people who make the work happen. Here are a few reasons why companies should offer yoga and mindfulness practices at the office.
1. Alleviate Stress
No matter where you work or what you do, stressful situations arise. While we cannot always control the stressors that arise, we can control how we navigate through them. Yoga and mindfulness in the workspace help people better navigate the stressors behind the desk and in life.
2. Improve Customer Service and Team-Morale
Yoga and mindfulness helps increase self-regulation skills, which help employees better handle challenging situations with clients. This also helps co-workers interact more positively with one another.
3. Increase concentration and energy levels
Working at the desk all day is draining. Poses such as down dog increase blood flow to the brain which improves focus and increases energy.
4. Increase creative thinking and problem solving
Yoga and mindfulness teach us how to watch our minds and notice our thought patterns. With this increased awareness, we are better able to shift our thinking to seeing things in a new perspective.
5. Improve overall physical and mental health
Yoga has many proven health benefits (lowers heart rate, decrease blood pressure, aids in weight loss, and more) in addition to improving mental health. Investing in yoga and mindfulness programs invest in the health and wellness of employees. In turn, as companies invest in the physical and mental health of employees they see decreases in absenteeism, health care expenses, and staff turn over.