Yoga: Bluebird Bliss’ Pop Up Yoga Studio means classes can come to you at work or at home

If you struggle to get away from your desk at lunchtime because there doesn’t seem to be a big enough reason or if the time it would take you to get to and from a class after work can’t be justified when you’ve children to get ready for bed, your own health ends up going on the back burner. There is a solution though. My pop up yoga studio can come to you. Ever thought about some office yoga? Imagine going back to your desk having oiled every muscle and joint in your body, able to breathe and move more efficiently and feeling as fresh as having had a lovely deep sleep?

Now staff can take part in vitality and health boosting, yoga and meditation sessions without even leaving the building.

In our modern day lives though it may not be documented as such, the biggest cause of premature death is stress.  Stress in itself is not a killer however, it is responsible for inducing a number of chronic illnesses in the human body which we are now only just coming to understand.  Put in simple terms, when we experience stress at high levels, the organs in our body responsible for looking after our long-term survival can become damaged. In our daily lives, we encounter many internal and external stressors, and if we fail to discharge our response to stress through physical activity (such as the well-known “fight” of our ancestors, or more enjoyable activites today), we may become chronically stressed.

The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive – the Government agency responsible for keeping us safe at work – show that in 2009/10:

An estimated 1.2 million people said they were suffering from an illness caused or made worse by their work. Of these, 500,000 were new illnesses occurring in-year.
Stress has become the most common cause of long-term sickness absence for both manual and non-manual employees, according to the CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management survey.
-CIPD Survey October 2011

According to self reports, consistently stress is the second most commonly reported work related illness
– Labour Force Survey.

In 2009/10, 435,000 experienced stress caused or aggravated by their work
-Labour Force Survey
Yoga however, has been proven to significantly assist in the management of stress and improve the overall health and well being of those who take part in it so why not give your employees a head start?

If you are interested in running lunch time yoga sessions at your offices, get in touch for a package that can be tailored for you.