In the Pennsylvania suburbs it’s 8:00 a.m. Many people are already feeling stress. They’re thinking about the day with anticipation and potential anxiety while looking for their keys, driving their cars, and/or trying to wake up. Naturally, they’re all thinking about how to make the day more productive.
Yoga in the workplace definitely is a plus. Much of what one learns in yoga class parallels a science known as “ergonomics” which is about creating a safe and healthy workplace. Through yoga people can relax, readjust themselves emotionally and professionally, and move on with the day. A yoga work practice can involve lifting, typing, sitting and the like. Yoga can help prevent common work related injuries.
Working in the suburbs of Montgomery County, PA there are many people who have incorporated yoga into their working day. Working safely and comfortably can be as mindful as taking yogic lessons into the workplace. Practicing yoga is really the best way to learn about your body and keep healthy while on the job.
Pennsylvania workers who are committed to yoga have a better day at work. These people are conscious of their posture (proper alignment), development of flexibility and strength on the job and off, awareness and self-honoring. As well, if there is a yoga teacher on the premises everyone is more often relaxed through the day. Chair yoga may last only 10 or 15 minutes but the promise of losing tension at lunchtime is appealing and chair yoga, as well as other combinations of yoga, help an employer/employee release stress. This helps with patience and coping on the job.
Taking five (5) deep breaths, or sitting up to realign, can change how one feels and change the course of the day for the better.
Slow down, pace yourself, and learn for yourself. With yoga, your entire body gets the message.