Benefits of lunch time yoga

Wed, 13 Jun 2012

The benefits of are endless, not only is it an amazing tool for stress management, but the breathing techniques, , moderate exercise and the sense of present awareness that each individual experiences at the end of a is priceless.

A recent research study published in the Scandinavian journal of Work, Environment and Health has reported that university employees, who took part in lunch time yoga for an hour each week for a period of 6 weeks, reported a significant decrease in , improved mood and well being.

The members of the yoga group were compared to wait-list controls. It was reported that the yoga group reported distinct improvements in feelings of clear-mindedness, composure, elation, energy and confidence. The individuals who took part in the lunchtime yoga also reported being better equipped to and reported being more productive in the afternoons after the yoga.

Finally, the yoga group also reported having an increased sense of life purpose and general satisfaction.

These results show that even a few weeks of lunch time yoga sessions can have a significant impact on emotional well-being and resilience to stress in the workplace. On top of this yoga has previously been shown to increase immunity and general health. Collectively this means that yoga could be regarded as an invaluable part of office life both for the employers and employees.

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