Yoga does good in corporate wellness in the following ways
One study showed that sitting for 5 and more hours is a productivity killer and working nonstop creates stress. Incorporating simple yoga moves increases energy and reduce his stress.
If an individual is suffering from serious physical problems, it will affect his productivity and work. Yoga helps in relieving aches and pains, regular headaches, carpal tunnel, neck strain, shoulder stiffness, arthritis etc.
Mental and emotional stress is reason for majority of all doctor visits. Stress exacerbates physical ailments and conditions like cold, allergies, headache, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Stress accounts in of billions of business dollars lost due to reduced productivity, absenteeism, employee turnover, accidents and medical fees. Yoga helps in relieving physical, mental and emotional stress thereby by positively improving cooperate health and work environment.
- Improves Concentration and Focus
Stressful situations like deadlines and endless meetings prevent employees from concentrating on the tasks and services. Simple yoga exercises help in reducing stress and empower employees to handle stress better thereby improving their work potential and the quality of the work done. Yoga, Meditation and breathing exercises help to silence the noise and clear the clutter letting the employees be more mindful, alert and focused thereby enhancing creativity.
Yoga and Meditation for Business
Yoga and meditation practices has been proven to enhance the working environment, lower employee burnout rates, lessens hostility and aggression, lessens absenteeism, alleviates physical ailments, increases energy and reduces fatigue, relieves stress, improves concentration and focus, helps with creativity, increases positivity and morale among the employees. Companies like Forbes, Apple, Google, GM, Chase Manhattan bank, HBO, Nike, and GE etc. offer yoga classes as a part of their corporate wellness. Yoga can help all companies, large and small, just as it can help all people, no matter their age, current health or level of flexibility.