Benefits of Yoga at Work


By: Gaia Staff  |  December 31, 2009

The changing work environment increasingly places demands and stress on employees. This work related stress leads to depression, drop in work performance, and anxiety. The pressure of the work environment has cost businesses well over $250 billion dollars a year in absentee-ism, reduced productivity, low morale, employee turnover, and accidents.

Searching for ways to deal with the stressful work environment, corporations are discovering the enormous benefits of yoga-based wellness programs.

Take Breaks at Work

Taking breaks in the workday with yoga has proven to be one of the most effective ways in helping employees relieve stress and become refreshed and more focused. Employees will then be able to make better decisions, be more productive, and have a more positive attitude with co-workers. Gaia has designed mini yoga flows to meet the needs of the corporate environment. Our Yoga at Work practices can be conveniently and discretely done within the office space and in a short period of time. We provide employees with powerful tools needed to manage everyday challenges and to optimize health and well being.

Benefits of Yoga at Work

Yoga at Work practices can provide numerous benefits:

  • teaches individual stress management
  • improves the immune system and overall health, resulting in decreased absenteeism and sickness levels
  • increases productivity, motivation, and work performance
  • improves decision making and creativity
  • increases energy, mental alertness, and clarity
  • improves stamina
  • improves morale, job satisfaction, and positive thinking patterns
  • improves memory, focus and concentration
  • reduces muscle tension and pain due to sedentary working positions
  • improves flexibility and physical strength
  • improves breathing
  • decreases headaches
  • improves confidence

Ready to Do Some Yoga While at Work?

Check out a few of these practices you can do right at your desk or wherever you happen to work. Become a Gaiam TV member today to access these plus thousands of other yoga asanas designed with your best life in mind!

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Kreg Weiss

With an extensive background in anatomy and physiology, Kreg Weiss is not only a certified Yoga Teacher but is also certified in Kinesiology (Exercise Science).
Every single one of his classes integrates a purposeful, meditative quality, which allows an experience of connection and mental reflection – all while the body explores expansion and renewal.
Following several successful years of venturing in the wellness industry as a personal trainer, group fitness trainer, and national competitive athlete, Kreg Weiss received his certification in yoga in 2002. He feels privileged to be able to empower his students with practices that are educational and engaging, all while being accessible. Soon after becoming an teacher, Weiss decided to expand his knowledge of the human body at University of British Columbia where he studied both Kinesiology and Health Sciences.
In 2004, Kreg Weiss? passion for yoga led him to co-create MyYogaOnline.com, allowing him to share his love of yoga with people around the globe. Through integrity-driven classes, Weiss aims to provide students with the tools they need in order to pursue a one of a kind, confident practice, where asanas, pranayama, and meditation interact collectively to rejuvenate and heal the body and mind.


 

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