3 Reasons Why Yoga During Your Work Day is Important

There are so many health benefits from yoga that it would take a lifetime to explain why yoga is good for your mind and body. While at work, most of us operate on “fight or flight” mode. Stressed about returning emails, taking on more work and running to the next meeting instructs the mind and body to operate on high all the time. In order to be more productive and more focused at work, we need to slow down.

And yoga helps with that. Here are three reasons why yoga is so beneficial at the work place.

-Yoga stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and the relaxation response. The fight or flight mode stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which results in a different hormonal flow. This is important specifically for eating under stress. When stressed, the blood flow moves away from the visceral area (organs) and moves to the working muscles to “flee” danger. Promoting calmness throughout the day aides in the flow of hormones that boosts mood, energy and digestion.

-Yoga helps you escape life while on the mat. Yoga is a perfect example of why people love movies. In yoga and in a movie, the mind escapes whatever is going on throughout the day to enjoy brief moments of happiness. Hitting the pause button helps you think more clearly and avoids reacting impulsively.

-Yoga helps posture and muscular wellbeing. It’s no secret that sitting at a desk promotes bad posture and stiff muscles. We’ve all felt it. The best part of yoga is that you lengthen the entire body. Connected to the breath, the body is in a meditation in motion state.

If you have questions about yoga please email: manager@sfm-1800fit.com. We offer Yoga on Tuesdays 12:30-1:20pm.

 

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