Stress and Yoga’s Benefits

Stress-related illness costs the economy £3.7 billion a year and affects an estimated one in five of us each year

Did you know that to be at their most productive, it is actually beneficial for your team to have regular breaks? (Read More)

Work-related illnesses are the primary cause of lost working days. They cause long-term suffering and can be permanent, which is why putting the right prevention schemes in place in the office is crucial. Work-related stress develops when a person is unable to cope with demands placed upon them. It can affect a person’s ability to perform properly at work.

Office work can contribute to stress, depression, anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders which result in reduced efficiency, reduced productivity and an increase in sick leave. Relationships at work are also vital in creating a positive and productive environment.

The four common categories of stress-related symptoms are:

Cognitive – worrying, forgetfulness, negative thoughts, lack of focus.

Emotional – feeling irritable, angry, short-tempered, powerless, lonely, unhappy, depressed

Physical – aches, pains, muscle tension, nausea, chest pain, frequent illness

Behavioural – eating more/ eating less than usual, sleeping too much/ sleeping too little, isolating oneself, ignoring responsibilities.

With good practices put in place to look after your staff, such as workouts with Business Yoga, it is possible to reap the following benefits:

Efficiency will be maximised

Productivity will be increased

The staff team will feel happier, healthier and more motivated

There will be a lower staff turnover, reduced sick leave, and better job security

Reduction of back pain and muscular tension

Improved posture

Aided recovery

Improved mental focus

Reduction in migraines

Clearing of toxins

Reduction in asthma related problems

Lower stress levels

Easing the nervous system

Improved mood

Improved circulation

Enhanced concentration

Boosts in energy levels

Reduced insomnia

Balanced emotions

Improved relationships

Lowered risk of repetitive strain injury

Reduction in stiffness

So what is the best action? Book a wellness session with us!