Discover How Yoga can Improve Workplace Safety and Health

The public view of Yoga has dramatically changed. At one time the vast majority of Yoga schools were home businesses. These days, every fitness studio has Yoga classes and many corporate fitness centers have added Yoga classes to the schedule. So, how else could a local Yoga teacher help your business?.

Each business has, within itself, safety hazards, repetitive motion injuries, stressed out employees, and an atmosphere that requires optimum morale. Every possible life skill can be gained from the steady practice of Yoga.Safety hazards need to be listed in at least two categories, from actual hazards to potential hazards.

An actual hazard such as a back injury that occurred in the past, which often happens to employees holding a specific job, or within a particular department, can be prevented by having a Yoga specialist observe the physical movements of those employees.In an office setting, Yoga techniques can be introduced to gently stretch tendons, muscles, and soft tissue. This has often been referred to as "Office Yoga" and will actually increase productivity as office employees "recharge their batteries.

".Within a manufacturing or shipping environment, employees face many risks. Shifting and lifting objects can cause many accidents or repetitive motion injuries. There is also the potential for injury when employees who monitor machinery become less aware of hazards around them. Yoga practice helps employees to increase their awareness on the job.

Repetitive motion injuries can occur on any job. The cost of worker's compensation claims is enough to make any business take preventative action. Yoga classes and Yoga safety programs offer employees methods for preventing injuries.

Installing a Yoga program does create a positive atmosphere in the workplace.Stressed out employees will benefit from any Yoga exercises or techniques. The fact is that stress will cost every company a fortune in health insurance premiums and potential claims. Think of the sick time, lack of production, poor morale, potential office turmoil, and worker's compensation claims.

In each case Yoga offers a low cost alternative for small to medium businesses.Yoga classes in the workplace create an atmosphere of optimum morale. Employees get the message that upper management cares about their well being, when Yoga classes are available.

These small "perks" create harmony in the office, on the production floor, and within shipping departments.Even a worker who is disgruntled will realize the benefits of a corporate Yoga program. Yoga also helps employees develop new life skills such as anger management, stress reduction, moderate diet, healthy living, self-esteem, and much more. The truth is: There are so many benefits to be gained by introducing Yoga into the corporate sector that management is "crazy" not to offer it.Imagine a company with happy, healthy, and appreciative employees.

Yoga could be inserted into the work schedule, for a half-hour per day, and you would still increase productivity. Yoga training in the workplace is truly a "win ? win" situation for both the employees and the ownership. Copyright 2006 ? Paul Jerard / Aura Publications.

.Paul Jerard is a co-owner and the director of Yoga teacher training at: Aura Wellness Center, in North Providence, RI. He has been a certified Master Yoga teacher since 1995.

He is a master instructor of martial arts, with multiple Black Belts, four martial arts teaching credentials, and was recently inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He teaches Yoga, martial arts, and fitness to children, adults, and seniors in the greater Providence area. Recently he wrote: Is Running a Yoga Business Right for You? For Yoga students, who may be considering a new career as a Yoga teacher. http://www.

By: Paul Jerard

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