Happiness and laughter in the workplace

Workplace Wellbeing idea Number 9

Do Yoga Classes first thing in the morning
It’s really important that we start the day on an “emotional high”. If we are emotionally high, we perceive the world to be a better place, and work better as a result. It’s all about positive psychology and productivity
Any form of exercise will achieve this. Whether it’s strenuous or not, done in a gym or not, or done in a group or not, is irrelevant. It’s merely a matter of committing to actually doing 15 to 30 minutes every day, to start the day
The form of exercise that I’d like to focus on today is one of the fastest growing exercise programs in the world. Yoga. Once seen as a “hemp smoking hippie escape from reality”, it has now become mainstream for many for the following reasons
Here are 5 things that Yoga does for you
1. Yoga stills the mind. And in doing so, it relaxes the stress relative to the mind. After a Yoga class you will be more relaxed, and yet more focused on your next task
2. Yoga is quiet. There is a sense of calm that comes over you…and the group. The clamor of 21st Century living is gone. Try it outside and connect with nature if you like
3. Yoga is challenging. If you’re my age (between 50 and 60) it’s not that easy to put your left leg behind your right ear, but over time it becomes possible. It’s something that everyone can do
4. Yoga is healing. As the demographic of the world is getting older, I’ll focus on the obvious. Yoga makes us more supple, and able to withstand falls and physical mishaps quicker
5. Yoga is uniting. The very word means “to unite”. It’s all about body mind connection, and the longer you do it, the more you realize that’s it connects you spiritually also
(PS One of your staff members will be willing to do these classes free of charge for you…just ask)

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