Wellbeing at work
Over the last few months staff wellbeing, both mental and physical, has become a focus for companies and organisations around the country. Incorporating yoga into wellness initiatives can have the impact of helping to reduce chronic pain, lower blood pressure and improve the sleep quality of participants.
With colleagues working from home, organisations can still encourage health and wellbeing by offering a regular yoga practice online for all colleagues to access. Wherever you are based, it’s more important than ever to stay active and to reap the mental health benefits and physical benefits of regular yoga classes. As a yoga teachers, providing yoga in the workplace, it’s imperative that the classes are suitable for all levels to ensure maximium engagement.
Top tips to improve your workday
- Move more! Try to mix up sitting and standing at your desk.
- Hydrate often, which will also encourage you to get up from your desk.
- Look at your desk set up. How does your back and neck feel?
- Try standing when on calls or in meetings
- Take time to stretch at your desk – check out our 5 videos below that will help stretch your tight muscles
Many home workers have back problems due to poor desk set up. We have partnered up with Sit-Stand.com to provide supporters of YogaTonic UK a discount on standing desks / desk attachments. They have desks for both grown ups and kids. Both monthly subscribers and corporate subscribers can have a £50 discount on anything over £200. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Benefits of Yoga in the Workplace
Online yoga classes allow colleagues from around the company to stay active and to enjoy both the physical and mental health benefits of yoga. The health and wellbeing of family members of colleagues is equally important to maintain staff engagement and staff retention.
In most work environments there is a broad cross section of people working with you. The benefits of yoga for men and women are both physical and mental. Increasing flexibility is often sited as the initial reason for starting yoga, though it is both the mind and body that benefit, with office yoga also helping to contribute to reduced stress levels amongst employees.
Online yoga is great for all ages, levels of experience and fitness.
We teach vinyasa flow yoga, as well as yin yoga; both of which provide time and tools for colleagues to practice how to clear your mind and how to improve concentration.
From a mental health point of view yoga is useful to help manage anxiety and for stress relief.
Encouraging colleagues to keep active through exercise, joining a corporate yoga initiative or learning a few yoga poses will all help support colleagues at this time.
It may have been that colleagues based remotely were unable to benefit from staff wellbeing initiatives. With work habits changing, with more people working from home more regularly, now could be the time to consider providing online yoga classes to your colleagues and their families as a cost effective and inclusive part of your staff wellbeing initiative.
Companies we have helped with employee wellness
Workplace Yoga Options
YogaTonic UK offers a selection of options to support businesses around the country, or more locally for yoga near Maidenhead, that can be integrated into existing corporate wellness programs.
- Exclusive live-streamed classes for the organisation on a regular basis
- Access to join any of the 11 live weekly yoga and HIIT classes
- Unlimited access to over 300 filmed classes
- Classes range from 5-60 minutes
- Accessible at a time that works for the colleague and their families
Find Out More About Our Corporate Yoga Classes
As and when are we able to offer face to face classes we’d love to provide classes in and around yoga Maidenhead.