At its heart yoga teaches the virtues of accountability, focus, calmness, dedication — all practices espoused by and even necessary for business success in an era of corporate social responsibility. Therefore yoga and business are inextricably linked.
"Yoga's physical and mental benefits are undeniable, and many in the corporate world have embraced its practice as a way to unwind and relax from work day stress.” CPA Australia 2008 Yoga & business
Yoga at Work
Stress has been described as the plague of modern say society. In this fast world, keeping up one’s balance and working effectively under pressure is what Yoga has helped corporate workers achieve.
Yoga is a scientific discipline that offers practical and definitive results through releasing tension in both the body and the mind.
"90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints."
Journal of American Medicine
"On average each employee has 17 unproductive working hours every week." Microsoft Research
Why Practice Yoga?
Why should we practice Yoga? Why not just jog, lift weights, do aerobics. Of course other forms of exercise work your body in various ways, but Yoga is a complete, systematic and time-tested form of exercise that complements your other activities or it is
sufficient just by itself!
It is designed for people of all ages and levels of fitness. You work at your own pace, listening to your body. Don't think you won't get a workout! You'll push your limits but you will do it gently and safely. Yoga not only keeps your body fit and toned, but provides innumerable benefits to the internal systems of the body.
Improved digestion, stimulation of spinal nerves benefiting the entire nervous system. With a healthy nervous system, youre able to relax and face lifes difficulties more steadily.
Breathing exercises bring oxygen to the blood, which then bathes the cells, rejuvenating the body from the inside out.
While meditation relieves stress and provides insights into the workings of the mind.
Even a little effort at this exercise is repaid almost instantly with greatly increased feelings of well being.
Breathing Exercises: Boost energy levels, improve digestion and promote clear thinking.
Yoga Poses: Improves posture, relieves lower back pain, releases tension in neck and shoulders.
Relaxation: Calms the nervous system providing complete rejuvenation.
Meditation: Reduces stress, improves memory, provides clarity, controls the mind and instills peace.
Fully guided breathing
Optional: Seated Yoga.
Learn techniques which can be applied at your desk.
No experience is required. Our classes are suitable for all levels of yogis, even beginners.
There may be classes of mixed abilities, but those more experienced will be provided with immediate options for poses where appropriate.
A few things to keep in mind...
+ It is recommended that you do not eat at least two - three hours before practice
+ If you can, arrive a few minutes early so you can settle in and make the most of the time.
+ There is no need to be competitive, don't worry about what the person next to you is doing.
+ Please no mobile phones or blackberries - switch it to silent if you must have it on your person.
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