We have all read the stories about how sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on your health. The slouching, the strain from looking at phones and computers for extended periods of time, the multiple Zoom calls through the day and the tension in your hands and wrists from typing and scrolling all day.
It can be tough to know how to get some relief for all of that, especially when a large majority of people are living and working all in the same space. It can feel closed in and like there is nowhere to “get away” and take a break from it all.
It's important to keep in mind that when those thoughts are coming to the surface, it is absolutely the time when a break is needed. As a small business owner or manager of a team, it is important to not only encourage employees to take breaks throughout the day to prevent burnout and fatigue, but also to take pro-active steps to support the workforce in their total wellness and wellbeing.
That’s where benefits like an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Corporate Yoga come into play. Incorporating these types of benefits creates high value and high impact in the lives of individual employees and even their families, and are also low cost for the employer.
We partner with the The Nimble Yogini to provide Corporate Yoga services to small business so that they can provide that support and unique offering to employees. It can be a quick 15 minute yoga break or a full 30 minutes and is an accessible exercise for any skill level. The benefits of Yoga are expansive. Some very simple movements at your desk can alleviate that pain and discomfort and can give employees a refreshed sense of focus for the day.
Some benefits of Corporate Yoga include:
• Alleviates discomfort that comes from sitting all day
• Calms the nervous system
• Helps people manage stressful situations
• Improves posture
• Restores emotional balance
• Improves Posture and Breath
• Improves focus and mental acuity
Each of these translates to more focused and healthier employees that are productive, engaged, and happy!
Isn’t that what we all want, and want to be, after all?