Many of us look to be productive in our lunch hours these days, particularly with the rise in flexible working affording us that time to go to the gym or get outside for a bit of fresh air. Heck, many of us even go for our haircut or to do the weekly shop.
One activity many businesses are promoting these days is yoga during the lunch break, and for many reasons. There’s been a real rise in yoga in recent years, and the promotion of it as a healthy exercise, both by medical professionals and fitness freaks alike.
Today, you’ll find yoga being taught everywhere, from a drug rehab clinic center to retirement villages, and office spaces to on the high street.
But why should you take up yoga during your valuable lunch break?
You can destress in the morning
We all know yoga can help with relieving stress and when are we most stressed? At work, of course.
It’s a great opportunity to get away from the office or away from your laptop at home and do half an hour of yoga. It’s easy to set up a space at home, while you’ll find many centers in towns and cities that you can pop into at lunch times.
Studies have shown that lunch-break yoga can significantly reduce work-related anxieties. So, why not give it a go?
It’ll allow you to refocus
Yoga can aid in recovering your brain during practice, with it providing mental clarity that can help in decision-making and concentration while at the office. It’s why many people practice yoga before work, setting them up for the day ahead, but it can be just as effective in the middle of the day too, sending you back to work with all the brain power you need to do a good job.
It can improve your posture
While offices should provide you with the right equipment so your posture isn’t affected by sitting at a desk all day, it can be demanding and unnatural being in such a position and can lead to back problems and the like in the future.
Yoga will enable you to reshape and realign your body at lunch and ease any aches and pains that you may have from being sat at a desk.
It’ll help loosen the muscles and joints and send you back to work in a better position to sit in a way that won’t hurt your body, compared to slumping and sliding down your seat.