How Yoga helps corporates

An increasing number of corporates across the world are encouraging their employees to learn and practice Yoga and meditation. Due to long working hours, irregular eating habits, travel time, professional deadlines and personal commitments, corporate life can take a toll on one’s body and mind. A 9 to 5 job can increase your stress levels which can result in insomnia, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, indigestion, etc. This in turn takes a toll not only on the individual’s life but also on the organisation as the number of sick leaves increase  and the level of productivity drops drastically. Research shows that job stress costs US companies $300 billion annually through absenteeism and direct medical and legal insurance fee.  Yoga workshops and classes are practical and cost-effective tools to reduce workplace stress levels and health care expenses and to promote employee well-being.

Google, General Motors, Forbes, Nike, Apple, Motorola, etc are few of the multinational corporates who offer Yoga and wellness programs to their employees. Yoga is a low-impact workout that can be both easy and challenging as there are various levels and forms of Yoga. The classes can be custom designed to meet the needs of your employees. If time is a constraint then corporates can conduct desktop yoga workshops from time to time that will help their employees learn quick ways to destress, relax and reduce head, neck or back strains caused due to sedentary lifestyle. It is best if Yoga classes can be offered at least twice or thrice a week for long term benefits such as boost in immune system and energy levels, improved concentration and decision-making skills, making them more alert and aware of themselves and their surrounding and positively impacting their attitude and outlook towards life and their ability to react to demanding situations.