“Exercising as a group has really helped us bond,” says Ellison. “People are less stressed and more productive. Those who have never done yoga before might dismiss it, but when they realize that they can try it in just five or ten minutes, they think of it more positively.” Tony Ellison, Founder and CEO online office supply retailer Shoplet has found yoga to make “a world of difference” in his staff’s productivity, energy and focus.
Yoga breaks have become the new coffee/cigarette breaks. We’ve already heard yoga has become a major perk at awesome companies. Ellison encourages employees to take mini yoga timeouts throughout the day.
“It really helps people disconnect from those eight to ten hour periods of sitting in a chair—it helps to diffuse energy in more positive ways,” says Ellison.
Do you yoga at the office?