In today’s busy lifestyles we know that everyone is trying to fit as much into their hectic schedules as possible. Juggling family commitments, workloads and relationships all take priority. These can be completely time consuming, leaving us with little or no time for ourselves. Yet we all know the phrase “ Place your own mask on and breathe deeply, before helping others”
Take this phrase out of the context of airplane travel and apply it to life, in particular our work life. It highlights the fact that, if we take good care of ourselves first, we can in turn perform our tasks better. We can function well and so be more productive. This is the headline of why we should add Yoga and Pilates in the workplace, but there are far more benefits:
Top 3 Benefits of Yoga & Pilates in The Workplace
1 : STRESS AND ANXIETY RELIEF
Stressed workers take 12.5 million days off in a year as depression and anxiety hit, according to The Mirror https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/stressed-workers-take-125-million-11830417
It’s well documented that the pressure of work creates stress and anxiety. Statistics show that it was the reason given for almost half of all sick days in 2016 - 17 and this number is only growing. For no other reason than increased attendance and therefore productivity this should be the number one reason to add yoga and Pilates in the workplace.
2 : MORALE BOOST
Over the past few years there has been a trend to move away from the heavily competitive corporate environments. people have moved to the more inclusive, encouraging and morale boosting workplaces, non more so than Virgin Limited Edition championed by Sir Richard Branson. Sir Richard believes the better you look after your staff, the better they will look after your clients.
Offering your employees FREE access to feel good activities such as Yoga and Pilates in the workplace makes your team feel more valued. This results in less staff turnover. Research has shown that companies that regularly offer a range of activities, seemingly just for the benefits of their employees, enjoy more success. Their workforces are more bonded and tend to work in a more collaborative and trusting manner.
3 : INCREASED FOCUS
The addition of Yoga and Pilates in the workplace, as a feel good activity, is particularly more effective than any other at increasing the ability to focus. A study has shown that just 20 minutes of Yoga a day could help your brain focus better. Researchers found that people did better, both speed-wise and accuracy-wise, on brain functioning tests after just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga.
Neha Gothe, a professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ran the study when he was a graduate student. He said in a statement - “The breathing and meditative exercises of Yoga aim at calming the mind and body and keeping distracting thoughts away while you focus on your body, posture or breath. It appears these processes translate beyond yoga practice when you try to perform mental tasks or day-to-day activities," The study was published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. The ability to control the mind and focus on the task at hand is a vitally useful skill to have in a fast-paced workplace where multitasking is a way of life. Yet again a superb reason to add yoga and Pilates in the workplace.
Welcome To Tabitha Yoga YouTube
These are just some of the amazing benefits of Yoga and Pilates in the workplace. There are many more and we could write forever but we think you may prefer to see the results for yourselves.
So without further ado let us introduce you to Tabitha Yoga YouTube. Tabitha Yoga is a FREE YouTube channel offering Yoga and Pilates classes, relaxations and meditations to everyone. We have purposely designed Tabitha Yoga YouTube to be accessible wherever you and your staff are. There is a large variety of Yoga and Pilates classes in a range of durations that are sorted into different playlists. We've even included a dedicated Yoga and Pilates In the Workplace playlist, so everyone can maximise the time they have, however short, to devote to theirselves.
The channel can be played continuously, FREE of charge. The only thing we ask is that users hit the subscribe button. This again is totally FREE and will not incur cost at any stage. It will, in fact, allow users to find the channel more easily and ensure that they don’t miss any of our regular new class uploads. Subscribers are what allow us to keep our channel up and running on YouTube. By hitting that subscribe button, users are ensuring the continuation of Tabitha Yoga being able to offer FREE Yoga and Pilates for everyone forever.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Tabitha Yoga Community when you add Yoga and Pilates in the workplace.