Office Yoga

Definition - What does Office Yoga mean?

Office yoga is a style of yoga designed to be done while working at an office. Office yoga postures aim to alleviate common problems people experience from being seated at a desk all day, including; poor posture, a tight neck, sore backs and tight hips. Office yoga includes meditation and can be done in a single session or multiple mini sessions throughout the day.

Yogapedia explains Office Yoga

Office yoga is designed to make being seated at your desk and getting through the workday less stressful on your body and your mind. Most Office yoga postures can be done while the yogi is seated at their desk and will typically address common areas of the body that become fatigued when a yogi is seated at a desk for an extended period of time. The asanas are not as vigorous as a traditional yoga class, which is respectful of both the professional environment and the appearance of the yogi. Office yoga includes breath work, meditation, and asana to relieve tightness and tension in the neck, shoulders, back and hips.

In many circumstances, Office yoga is undertaken as a group/community activity and is encouraged by the heads of the departments which implemented this style of yoga into the workplace. It can also be viewed as a productive exercise that stregnthens teamwork and workplace bonds.

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