We spend one-third of our lives at work and the rest of the time trying to squeeze in seeing friends and family, hobbies and relaxing. When we are at work, we frequently face stress or anxiety or see it in others. It’s no surprise then, that wellness in the workplace is becoming a key area of focus for employers.
A recent mindbody study found that almost a quarter of UK survey respondents always felt stressed or anxious, with over three-quarters (78%) saying they had no corporate fitness or wellness scheme in place.
If businesses take workplace wellness seriously, we can all benefit. Yoga teacher Andy Kobelinsky said, “We all know that when we are healthy, we are more able to face challenges – and the working world is clearly waking up to this idea too. Many of the yogis who come to my classes, do so to help them cope with work stress. Yoga improves posture and breathing, boosts morale and shows you how to go with the flow.”