Practicing Yoga for Corporate Wellbeing 

The corporate lifestyle can be extremely rewarding, but it can also take a toll on your health. Daily physical activity is crucial to overall wellbeing, and it doesn’t always mean going for a run or lifting heavy weights. Yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that will work your muscles and leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. Just one hour a day can dramatically change the way you feel and perform at work. 

Here are the top 5 benefits of practicing Yoga for the corporate world: 

* Improved Stress Management 

No matter what your industry there are always situations in the workplace that cause stress, and sometimes dealing with them can lead to total exhaustion. Working through a daily yoga practice can not only help de-stress, it can improve your ability to stay calm and work mindfully through stressful situations. Meditation can be particularly helpful in coping with stress and can teach you to use awareness to let go of daily stressors. 

* Improved posture 

Sitting at a desk for hours on end can be detrimental to your posture and increase your risk of back pain in the future. Performing just a few yoga asanas each day can help combat that effect. The flow of yoga will help loosen and stretch your desk-bound body and help you feel limber and fresh. Attending regular Hatha classes can help strengthen the muscles in your back and core, allowing you to maintain good posture throughout the day and reduce the chance of back pain occurring. 

* Good for Mental Health 

Corporate life can be demanding, with constant deadlines and pressure from your boss, sometimes it can seem overwhelming and can have an impact on your mental health. Performing Yoga and meditation in a quiet room has a soothing effect that can help with the daily pressures and return you to a calm state. Anxiety can be a common issue in the corporate world but focusing on deep breathing and fluid movement during Yoga helps to control the heart rate and reduce anxiousness. 

* Increases Energy 

The monotony of the 9–5 grind coupled with stress and lack of quality sleep can eventually lead to burnout, or a continuous cycle of using coffee, sugary food or other stimulants to get you going. Yoga is a natural energy source. Performing a yoga flow like Vinyasa can remove blockages within your body’s energy pathways and stimulate the optimal functioning of your body as a whole. Taking a morning yoga class is a great way to start the day, providing you with a natural surge of energy. Or if you need a lunchtime boost, midday classes are another great option. 

* Improves Concentration 

Having to focus on breath and flow of movement through a yoga practice increases your awareness and teaches you to concentrate deeply on each posture. With regular practice this awareness carries over to other aspects of life, and can increase concentration and productivity. Yin yoga classes can be especially helpful in this area as Yin yoga encourages slow deep breaths that allow your body to be flooded with oxygen, helping to calm and focus the mind. 

Kaya Health Clubs located in the heart of corporate Melbourne (Emporium CBD), and on bustling Chapel Street in Prahran, offer authentic and traditional styles of yoga and special membership packages and benefits to corporate partners. Corporate employees can enjoy Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Guided meditation and Nidra yoga classes taught by experienced, knowledgeable instructors at Kaya’s premium full-service studios. 

Kaya Health Clubs is proud to have a team of knowledgeable and experienced yoga teachers registered with Yoga Australia. Yoga Australia teachers are passionate about teaching the traditional art of yoga and come from a diverse range of backgrounds. You can be confident that every class taught by a registered member of Yoga Australia will provide you with a true authentic yoga experience. 

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