March 30, 2020 Casie Fox

Virtual Yoga For Employee Stress Management Programs

More and more people are heading online to make connections, stay motivated, find community, and keep healthy. Many yoga teachers offer online yoga classes, whether virtual or live. Including these classes as part of your employee stress management program can be a great way to keep your dispersed workforce healthy. Curious what the benefits of offering virtual yoga classes are? Read on to learn more about the physical and mental effects of yoga!

yoga for Employee Stress Management Program

Improve strength and flexibility

A remote team may need some extra support keeping their bodies feeling good, as they transition into a non-traditional workspace. Offering virtual yoga classes as part of your employee stress management program can help. Some results are improved posture while sitting at a desk, and alleviating lower back pain by strengthening muscles that support core strength. It’s also wonderful for increased flexibility, which can help open up tight hips and lower back — a common result of deskwork. Adding a quick yoga class into your remote work day can have huge benefits on the bodies of your staff, and with virtual classes they couldn’t be easier to schedule. 

yoga for remote worker Employee Stress Management Programs

Stress less

83% of U.S. workers report being stressed at work, and a midday yoga break can help! Stress isn’t good for employees, and it affects employers too. Stressed staff are less productive, unfocused, and not as creative. Yoga eases stress and promotes relaxation. That makes it a great addition to your employee stress management program. In fact, multiple studies have shown that it can decrease the secretion of cortisol, the primary stress hormone. Choosing teachers that incorporate meditation and breathing exercises, and can tailor your virtual practice to your workplace stress reducing needs, will take your yoga practice to a whole new level of effectiveness!

Related: Releasing Stress in a Work From Home World

Build office community with an employee stress management program

When working remotely it’s easy to feel disconnected from your team. Virtual yoga sessions are the team building activity you need! Engage with your yoga teacher, ask questions, watch your coworkers learn downward dog (you can keep your video off if you’re camera-shy!). You’ll progress in your yoga practice as a team, and enjoy an energizing experience with your colleagues.

Healthy breaks

Remote staff tend to take fewer disconnected-from-work breaks. This can harm their productivity, happiness and mental health. Therefore, scheduling a wellness activity such as virtual yoga classes in your staff’s day assures that they take the healthy breaks they need in order to do their best work! Employee stress management programs that include group yoga are a great way to give your staff an awesome experience they’ll enjoy, while making sure they completely step away from work. 

How we can help

We offer the easiest way to incorporate virtual yoga into your employee stress management program!  Our interactive classes are perfect for all levels, even beginners. Classes are personalized and focus on specific fitness and health goals that pertain to your team members. Choose between one-on-one sessions or small group classes. Your staff will be able to ask questions, make requests, and receive helpful cues and feedback from the yoga teachers. Start experiencing all the benefits of virtual yoga classes today! 

 

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