How to increase productivity by doing yoga regularly?
Working from home was only fun the first few weeks of the lockdown, post that we all were bitten by the lazy, non-productive procrastinating person that lives in us. Lockdown or no lockdown, work must go on. You must be productive every time you perform any work.
Specifically talking about yoga and its effects in increasing productivity in a person, it helps in building the necessary physical strength and promotes mental wellbeing. This balance between the mind and body, allows you to bring down your stress levels and also boost flexibility and stamina to perform.
In fact, on experiencing positive effects of yoga, many corporates and small and medium-sized enterprises are encouraging their employees to perform yoga. They are even hiring in-house yoga practitioners to help their employees boost their work performance and be at the best of their health.
To back our claim with scientific proves, here is research from the prestigious National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the US government organization confirms Yoga as an excellent way for improving quality of life. In some of the studies, it was also found out that yoga is highly beneficial in reducing blood pressure, heart disease, aches, and pains and also lower back pains, depression, and stress.
Benefits of Corporate Yoga
A lot of organizations small and large enterprises have started to host yoga sessions for their employees to release their work-related stress. Also, nowadays, militaries around the world have embraced yoga to keep their personnel physically and mentally healthy.
Yoga for promoting team-building and capabilities
Yoga sessions daily or frequently at regular intervals for employees can prove beneficial in increasing team building. Furthermore, it also helps the individual capabilities of the staff by improving their mind-body balance. Stress hinders the progress of people and affects their overall productivity.
Yoga for relieving muscular tension
Not many people know it, mental stress has a lot to do with muscular tension. A person with anxiety is more likely to feel muscular tension. Stress-related disorders can trigger other reactions in the body including taut and tension in the muscles. Also, headaches and migraines are said to have the same effect on the body. Chronic muscle tension in the area of the shoulder, neck, and head. These are some of the most common pains in employees. Yoga can help in improving these pains.
Better Blood Circulation
Yoga helps in the improvement of overall blood circulation in the body. Yoga promotes blood flow in the brain and also makes it more alert. It is said to improve the sympathetic and parasympathetic response of the brain, making it more active and alert. Also, increased blood circulation promotes better hormonal balance. Specific postures of yoga can help you experience higher levels of alertness, and boost productivity.
Yoga can help remove mental clutter
Yoga is a gentle way of training the mind and body. There are many poses in Yoga where it helps you improve your personal and professional quality of life. Yoga helps you gain mental control. This in turn helps keep your mind free of confusion and helps process information more appropriately to reduce clutter.
Yoga to maintain workplace discipline
Yoga like any other physical fitness regime requires determination and rigorous discipline. This inculcates a feeling of self-discipline in people and eradicates negative emotions if any. Also, it removes anger, anxiety, hatred, and mood swings. Soon, with regular yoga sessions, you will experience lower attrition and better discipline among staff.
Yoga and better work postures
Having a bad posture increases mental and physical strain in people. You can try yoga instead of physiotherapy to be relieved from muscle and bone problems. For many people, yoga has helped in muscle and bone problems. Yoga improves your overall body posture and promotes flexibilities in your daily life movements. People working for hours in offices are most benefitted by yoga.
Yoga increases energy levels
Yoga is motivating and helps in inculcating positive spirit in people. Physical workout leads to increased energy levels, it is not as heavy of a workout as other exercises. Practicing yoga before starting your day will jive you up and increase energy levels. Also, it helps in increasing mental awareness which is very rewarding when it comes to promoting productivity in people. Higher energy and superior mental awareness will reward you for getting greater productivity.
Yoga helps increase immunity against common ailments
Increased immunity helps in fighting the usual ailments better. With reduced chances of getting sick and being physically and mentally fit people find themselves more active in the work hours. Also, improved posture can help in eye and vision problems, hours of work will have reduced negative impact on people. The productivity of the staff is highly hindered due to these common ailments and you reduce these problems by encouraging staff to perform yoga daily.
Yoga as an alternate treatment for addiction
Stressful life leads people into addiction. Alcohol addiction is one of the most common problems globally, yoga can prove useful to a great extent in helping fight addiction. Yoga increases determination, and also promotes physical and mental balance and this way people are more motivated in leaving bad habits.
Yoga to improve sleep
Just like any other physical fitness regime, yoga helps you in sleep disorders too. Researches have indicated that 1 in 3 employees in India suffers from a sleep disorder. Inappropriate sleep pattern and restlessness is one of the biggest reasons for lesser productivity. Sleep disorders can be due to increased stress, financial problems, family problems, and more. To fight these, people consume alcohol or take resort to any other sedative. But with yoga, you can stay fit and get 7 to 9 hours of sleep which is vital for every day. Also, yoga calms your mind, which directly works on curing sleep disorder.
Yoga is one of the best ways to train your body and mind. We have tried to encapsulate every different aspect of life which can add to non-productivity and how yoga can help you in fighting it. Thanks for reading it till the end. Also don’t forget, always take proper training, before you get started with yoga. Do tell us how yoga helped you achieve higher productivity.