Lunchtime yoga sessions are becoming increasingly popular and are frequently being offered in the workplace.
Many companies now recognize the value of yoga and are even offering classes to their employees as part of their stress reduction and corporate wellness programs during the workday.
According to Yoga Journal, such companies include Chase Manhattan Bank, Forbes, HBO, GE, Wall Street brokerage firms, and dozens of Fortune 500’s like Nike, Apple, Harpo, Motorola, Google, Forbes, and General Motors!
The benefits of yoga for the employees include improved concentration, decision-making and multi-tasking skills, improved alertness and productivity and the ability to react more calmly in demanding situations. In addition yoga can relieve head, neck and back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, high blood pressure and work-related injuries from repetitive motion, sedentary job environments and/or lifting and moving objects. All these things lead to more a more productive, harmonious work environment and leave you feeling happier in the afternoons. Jonathan Cain