Why is corporate yoga crucial to a healthy workplace?
“A freer body gives you a more open mind,” says Theresa McCullough, who teaches at HBO. “How you feel physically is going to affect how you function mentally,” she reasons.
Corporate Yoga is a form of corporate wellness that teaches yoga through simple yoga postures and stretches, breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises to the staff of corporations. The main goal of corporate yoga is to enhance the mental/physical well-being of the workplace.
Studies show, that yoga has a positive effect on the employers, reduces stress, makes them calm, relaxed and more focused. The Yoga classes strenghthen the bond between the employees, which leads to a more open and friendly work space.
Its goal is to teach participants how to manage stress, enhance clarity and creative thinking, improve communication skills, cultivate leadership and teamwork, and increase overall effectiveness in the workplace.
Big companys like Nike, Google and Apple implementing wellness programs on a daily basis.
Through regular practice, Yoga is known to increase ones energy and improve the health of their body and mind. Yoga is suitable for everyone because its exercise can be modified for individuals of all skill levels and degrees of flexibility, which makes it perfect for the workplace environment!
Corporate Yoga can be offered as:
- a 20-30 min workshop. This workshop can take place behind the desk and includes mindfulness practice, breathing techniques and soft stretches
- a 30-45 min Yin yoga class. This class takes place on the mat and includes mindful and slow movements, that will leave you relaxed, calm and focused.