All jobs have mental stress. The physical stress manifests differently in the body depending on the type of work done.
Yoga in the workplace has proven effective, yet the type of work environment will determine what type of practice is most beneficial for its employees.
There are several Types of Yoga that can be practiced in a work environment:
Any practice that combines poses, or asanas, with breathing techniques, or pranayamas. The goal of a basic hatha class is to develop flexibility and balance and to integrate breath into every movement, so it is generally relaxing and restorative.
This fairly fast-paced style, sometimes called power yoga, requires you to move continuously throughout the class. The most well-known vinyasa sequence is the sun salutation, a flowing series of lunging, bending, and stretching asanas.
Developed by yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar in the 1930s, this method emphasizes proper alignment to strengthen the muscles and support the joints. You often use props, like blocks and straps, to help you get into poses.
This physically challenging style consists of an unvarying sequence of poses. “Typically, you execute 70 poses in one 90-minute to two-hour session which will 10 sun salutations, backbends, and inversions.
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