In our digital age, people who work in an office or from home tend to remain sedentary for around ten hours a day. The need to stand up and move has never been more evident, and the research indicates that prolonged sitting is unhealthy and even dangerous. It is associated with a significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, depression, as well as muscle and joint problems.
Yoga has been found to improve our psychological and physiological functioning. It enhances memory, cognition, and general well-being. It also reduces stress and provides us with effective tools for dealing with pressure by helping us to develop an internal voice of calm and reason in difficult circumstances.
The main difference between yoga and general exercise is that besides moving in and out of the various poses, we also pay attention to our thoughts and feelings and learn how to manage them better. The consistent practice of Yoga provides essential long-term benefits such as a more relaxed state of mind, improved focus and concentration, a more positive outlook and increased core strength.
Our workplace yoga sessions are tailored to suit the abilities of the participants and are facilitated within a safe learning environment. Our sessions form part of our Corporate Wellness Programme and they are aimed at promoting health, movement and overall employee wellbeing. The sessions also foster a sense of community and contribute towards performance optimisation.