Yoga in the Workplace

November 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Business

Is it possible to maintain a healthy body despite being on the road traveling for business or behind a desk all day ? It is the long hours of immobility, sitting, waiting around in an airport, oversees travel adjusting to time zone changes, or in an office at the same desk and computer all day that define the modern business/office work environment that can put considerable strain on your mental and phyical health, and on the body, head, neck, spine, and back, elbows, wrists, legs and hips. It is vital to keep the body as active as possible despite these conditions so that circulation, metabolism and other bodily functions keep operating as they should, and hopefully prevent any serious medical conditions like nervous system stress related problems, high blood pressure, personality changes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome from developing. A few simple stretches throughout the day could make a vast improvement in your physical and mental well-being.

There are many stretching exercises that will help your body continue to operate at optimum effectiveness throughout the day and most can be performed easily while sitting at your desk. Office or cubicle yoga for the body may help relieve tension in your shoulders, spine and neck, hamstrings and more. We can also particpate in relaxing meditation breathing techniques silently and quietly while at your desk in your cubicle or office to help you keep stress under control. These yoga positions are a perfect low impact way to improve your work day.