Many people aren’t aware that before I became a yoga teacher I attained an Economics degree and spent around 5 years in the corporate world as a Data Analyst/Statistician. I wouldn’t change these years of my life for anything because now that I’m a business owner, the skills that I developed during this time allow me to run a yoga company which I’m so proud of.
I can however look back on those times and acknowledge that at times, I was extremely stressed out - never spending time in the moment, always looking forward and planning the future, and just really not the best version of myself I could have been.
It’s ironic, now that I am out of the corporate world and a full time yogi, I spend a lot of my time convincing companies, businesses and offices to let me back into their space to share yoga and meditation with their employees.
I believe that workers who are happy and healthy are more productive.
There were occasions where I was lucky enough to have mindfulness practices during my time in the corporate world and it made a world of difference. I didn't have to frantically rush to a late night yoga class and it was a great way to bring the office together.
It gives me so much hope and lights me up when I see companies valuing yoga and meditation and offering classes to their employees. The benefits of yoga and meditation to the individual are limitless, one of these benefits being the development of awareness of the effects of stress in our lives, and the skills with which to manage that stress.
Regular practice is proven to bring improved health to your mind and body, which inevitably is found to extend into your work environment too. And it’s not just you as an individual that benefits, its everyone around you, it’s your clients, your co-workers, your families and friends…yoga and meditation have this incredible trickle on effect.
Do you work for a company that has a health & wellness program in place? Or could you see the people in your office benefiting from cultivating more mindfulness and relaxation in their day? If you would like to bring yoga or meditation into your company I would love you to reach out www.neetuyoga.com/contact.