Haven Yoga and Meditation explains the top 6 benefits of corporate yoga in the workplace.
Published: March 2021
Updated: July 2023
Whether for a large or small company, it is of the highest importance to build a positive environment for your employees. Yoga is more than just physical fitness exercises – it’s a mechanism for working with meditation, spirituality, as well as your inner self.
With the ever-increasing work demands and rising workplace stress, corporate yoga sessions are becoming an increasingly popular activity to improve employee health and wellness. Haven Yoga and Meditation shares 6 benefits of introducing corporate yoga sessions to your workplace:
Corporate yoga offers an alternative to combat health issues that arise in common working environments, such as chronic pains and heart diseases from extended periods of sitting at desks. Beyond these, there are the fitness benefits of yoga with strength and muscle building, stamina improvement, and heightening flexibility.
Corporate yoga helps to get people up and away from their desks and tasks. Yoga gives back the freedom of energy and open-minded thinking, creating a safe space in the work environment to reinvigorate employees and improve work.
Furthermore, working full days every day decreased blood circulation and can create stress, causing fatigue. Any kind of physical energy, even stretching, can lead to increased blood circulation and help to produce more energy. Corporate yoga, through its dynamic movements, can help to increase blood flow through the body and reduce fatigue.
Stress can be one of the major factors that affect workplace motivation and wellness. The negative impact can cause companies huge monetary losses, staff absenteeism and turnover and an overall decrease in productivity. Corporate yoga is one of the best ways to combat this. It has been shown to reduce cortisol, the stress hormone and help to decrease the aspects associated with it.
Increased Focus and Productivity
Deadlines, heavy workloads and endless meetings can increase mental blocks, hindering your employee’s decision-making and ultimately their ability to concentrate on the task at hand. Completing a corporate yoga session can help clear these mental blocks, helping your employees to be more alert, focused and productive.
Stress can cause frustration and anger among your employees, causing them to be less motivated and productive. With its stress-reducing properties, corporate yoga can help to elevate your employees’ mood as well as boost their confidence. This overall will help to create a harmonious workplace.
Throughout the corporate yoga session, employees will be focused and concentrating on the flow and poses. Practising yoga regularly helps to broaden creative expression as it refines inner emotions, helping to balance the mind, body and soul.
Haven Yoga & Meditation offers corporate yoga and meditation classes within your workplace. These personalised classes can fit your timetable and work with your team. Individuals can even participate in full work attire.
If you are located in Murarrie, Cannon Hill, Morningside, Balmoral, or Tingalpa, stop by our yoga studio at 16 Queensport Road South, Murarrie.