8 Ways YOGA Helps to Enhance Productivity at the Workplace

By Human Resource Advisory, 3rd Eye Advisory®
8 Ways YOGA Helps to Enhance Productivity at the Workplace

In this fast pacing world, people are trounced with a lot of problems like stress, unattentiveness, depression and many more. All these problems relate to a single epicentre, which is unhealthy lifestyle. Pressure from peers, competitions and work load are reducing the self care targets. This has resulted in decreasing productivity among employees .Yoga is like a modern miracle in the present scenario.

Companies spend huge amounts, per employee on medically related productivity, giving them healthcare insurance benefits. Cost for these offers is huge. By making Yoga a part of employees daily routine will benefit them individually and the company as a whole. Companies offer yoga and other wellness program like passes of gyms, fitness centres that benefits greatly, by reducing their health insurance premiums and increase their bottom line. These are some facts related to benefits of yoga in increasing productivity at workplace.

  1. Yoga helps in Increasing vibrancy and Reducing exhaustion at workplace
    Working nonstop also creates stress. Even just standing up or doing some stretching or physical activity every 30 minutes greatly increases blood circulation. Incorporating simple yoga moves at these times is a great way to avoid fatigue and exhaustion. This increases energy and vibrancy among employees.

    Institute a "Stand Every 30 Minutes" policy.

    Fact-One study showed that sitting for 5+ hours is a productivity killer and has the same health effect as smoking a pack of cigarettes!
  2. It Allows you to meditate in the Middle of a Hectic Day and reduce stress levels
    One of the major factors affecting employee health and work productivity is mental and emotional stress. Stress accounts for billions of business dollars lost due to reduced productivity, absenteeism, employee turnover and medical fees. Avoiding such problems is predominant for both employees and businesses.
  3. Yoga Enhances employee attitude and outlook
    Since yoga increases the productivity it leads to increase in employee outlook and beliefs towards things. It changes the approach of the employees in taking up tasks and they work with reduces stress levels and fresh mind. General well-being in the workplace which reduces employee turnover.
  4. Yoga helps in increasing creativity among employees
    Yoga keeps your mind fresh and intact, and there are less chances that you get carried away by useless tasks. It increases the innovative bars among employees. It also opens the mind so the creative juices and energy can flow. You can't think outside of the box when your brain is confined within the box.
  5. Yoga revamps the concentration powers, and helps you multitask
    The daily client meetings, project submission deadlines, and work pressure disrupts your concentration levels. Yoga helps to concentrate on tasks, take good decisions and multitask. Yoga's meditation and breathing exercises help to silence the noise and clear the clutter, letting you be more mindful, alert and focused. It Improves employee alertness and ability to react more calmly in demanding situations
  6. Yoga Boosts Positivity and Self-Confidence
    Productivity and self confidence are the Two Qualities That Could Clinch The Promotion You've Been Waiting For! Yoga helps in calming down your body under unfavourable conditions and helps in taking right decisions. If you are focused and energetic, your positivity will be strong. It balances your positive levels and increases confidence. If your creativity is unleashed, your self-confidence will soar. And all of this will make you a better employee-in your job responsibilities, your dealings with clients and your interactions with fellow employees.
  7. Yoga helps in making healthy choices
    Practicing Yoga will lead you towards a healthy diet, and one who eats fresh, stays fresh. Healthy diet will lead to a bigger energy source and will thus increase the productivity levels.
  8. Diminishes Physical infirmity
    If you are suffering from aches, pains or even more serious physical problems, this will affect your productivity. No matter what kind of job you have, if you are constantly thinking about and dealing with ailments and pain, the last thing your mind will be on is work. Relief of head, neck and back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, high blood pressure and work-related injuries from repetitive motion Yoga can help relieve even the most severe pain and physical problems

Many businesses are realizing how yoga helps reverse the negative impact of stress at the workplace, which in turn increases productivity for everyone. A yoga break brings focus and greatly influences your productivity, so if you only have 10 minutes between meetings, grab it—it could be the most valuable 10 minutes in your busy day. Healthy, relaxed and focused employees are more productive and cost effective.

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Article by: Human Resource Advisory, 3rd Eye Advisory®