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Scientific benefits of Yoga

Improved mental health, brain function, cardiovascular functioning, self-esteem, bone health. Greater quality of life, posture, body awareness, reduced inflammation and reduced anxiety.  According to Healthline and Yoga Basics these are as follows:

VINYASA YOGA Practicing Agility and Flexibility

Fast becoming essential to employee-wellness programs, Corporate Yoga can be instrumental in helping staff maintain their health and overall well-being by increasing energy and concentration levels.

Yoga in the office (seated or on yoga mats) can be fun, innovative and relaxing with many long term benefits derived from this alternative treatment of any workplace discord. This is primarily because prolonged work on computers strains the neck, shoulder and back muscles, which leads to tension and stiffness.

 There are many different styles of yoga that may be appropriate for an office environment, and one favourite is Vinyasa, which is characterized by connecting breath to  movements to create a constant flow. As such it’s often referred to as “Flow Yoga” because it strings postures together so one can move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. 

Corporate benefits may include increased motivation, increased focus,  reduced absenteeismincreased productivity and energy which can in turn translate to increased revenue. 

Staff benefits from Yoga for Individuals may include improved metabolism, greater flexibility, enhanced stability and balance, a calmer mind, better regulated emotions, stress relief, boosted mood, better sleep and a healthier heart.

YIN YOGA Practicing Intentionality and Stillness
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woman stretching yoga exercise 2568410

Yin yoga for Individuals focuses on unlocking connective tissue by holding a pose for an extended period and using gentle, relaxing postures to enhance breath awareness, alleviate tension and develop mindfulness.   

Yin Yoga is the practice of calming and grounding the mind to find stillness in the body, breathe and mind by holding poses for 3-10 minutes. This can help to quieten the mind to bring a sense of balance, harmony and wholeness; the perfect complement to a busy life or intense workout.

 It may also help to release tension in the body – both physically and emotionally – through deep stretch that helps to let go of any blockages. Making it an effective alternative treatment offering natural relief for aches and pains.

The work done on connective tissue in Yin yoga ultimately has a ripple effect through other parts of one’s anatomy and there is no one ‘right’ way to do a pose. It is less about how a pose ‘looks‘, and more about how it ‘feels, so poses can be adjusted accordingly for each individual.  

Benefits may include reduced stress and anxiety, greater emotional awareness, improved joint health, improved sleep, released emotional blocks, enhanced mental focus,  greater relaxation and deep calm.

The practice of holding a pose for an extended period teaches you to sit with and observe uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, or physical sensations as they arise. ” – Healthline