Work-Life Balance: How Yoga Can Help?

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In today’s competitive world, it might become difficult to manage a perfect work-life balance. The lack of work-life balance may become the reason for unhappy and non-contended life.

Yoga has come to the rescue in such situation and helps to regain the balance between career and ambitions on one hand and family, relationships and pleasure activities on the other side. According to the survey, about 53% of the corporate companies have introduced the yoga sessions in their enterprises. It helps to enhance the employee’s performance and increase the overall productivity of the company. There are many ways to which yoga contribute to maintaining work-life balance:

1.     Helps in removing tension and beating stress

At a workplace, the mental stress level is the primary factor that leads to low level of productivity or low performance of the employee. It may be attributed to improper or lack of sleep. So few minutes of yoga can beat out the stress and liberate your mind from all the worries and tensions. Stress related issues may alleviate other physiological problems as well. Utkatasana, Salabhasana are few of the yogic practices that help in beating stress.

2.     Optimistic approach

While dealing with tough times both at work and in life, sometimes, we may lose positive attitude towards life and start thinking negatively. Yoga helps in making you feel more active and confident about yourself. You will be filled with enthusiasm and optimism. Then who would not like to work with you?

3.     Makes you stay active 24/7

Working consistently at work or home may make you feel fatigued and tired. You may not feel it at once, but you might feel it at the end of the day or week. Stretching by doing yoga postures, meditation can help increase the blood circulation and makes you feel refresh and energetic back again. It also helps in relieving the physical as well as mental stress.

4.     Increases concentration

Concentration and focus are the key elements in achieving success in any sphere of the life. At a workplace, stressful deadlines and hectic schedule may make it difficult to focus on one thing at a time. Consequently, it will affect your personal life as well. Yoga here helps in maintaining work-life balance. Meditating in short sessions at regular intervals will increase the overall blood circulation. This will, in turn, helps in increasing the concentration and focus on the task. It will also improve the decision-making ability.

5.     Improves the immune system

The immune system fights with diseases and infectious agents to protect our body from ailments. Yoga helps in strengthening the immune system. It will not only assist us in efficiently surviving in a workplace but would also improve the overall quality of our life. Medicines and antibiotics may not go deep to the cause but yoga will definitely. If you are physically fit, you will be mentally more fit. As they say, sound mind lies in health body.

6.     Helps in curing physical issues

Continuous staring at the screen or sitting work of nine to five can make you feel inactive and sedentary. Headaches, back pains are a result of improper posture and consistent session work. To overcome the physical ailments, doing yoga can help in feeling more healthy and fit. Few stretching asanas can assist in increasing the blood circulation. Few minutes of yoga can keep all the problems away.

Surya Namaskar, tree pose, crescent lunge pose are few other poses to maintain your energy levels and productivity throughout the day.

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