5 reasons to do yoga as remote workers

Why should you integrate yoga training in your routine, especially if you are a remoter worker? This is our personal list of its pros and the reasons why you should start to think about practising yoga at home.

When you are working remotely, you end up spending a lot of time sitting in front of a laptop. Maybe you also adopt other positions meanwhile working, as lying on your back or on your stomach. Of course, you are more than welcome to work as you prefer, but what it is vital to remember is that some positions can affect your body’s health. In fact, doctors recommend sitting on a chair with a straight back as the ideal position when working on a computer. We also all know that we should alternate moments of deskbound and moments of movement. That is why we suggest you try to do some yoga when working, especially as remote workers.

It is easy

Since you are at home, for you it is very simple to grab your yoga matte, change your clothes, and train for 30 minutes. If you were at the office, this would be more complicated and maybe you couldn’t find a nice, quiet place to do so. But at your home, you can select the ideal spot for your training and start it. Don’t be lazy!

You move your body and keep it fit

After a long day of work, practicing yoga can help you to activate your body. You don’t need to train hard. 15-30 minutes are enough to bring you great results. Yoga can, in fact, help you to improve your balance, flexibility, and increase your body strength, which is always a great resource in your lifestyle.

It lowers your stress and anxiety levels

Many people begin practicing yoga to cope with feelings of anxiety and stress.

For instance, it is proven by science that people following yoga lessons encounter improvements just after some weeks. This is because this activity emphasizes the importance of being present in the moment and finding a sense of peace, which can help to fight your anxiety and stress. As many yoga teachers say: do not let the many thoughts affect your meditation now but place them in a corner of your mind and deal with them later.

It can reduce chronic pain

Some other studies declare that there is a correlation between doing yoga and the decrease of chronic pains, such as migraines and backaches. Since chronic pain is a multi-dimensional symptom, it affects both your physical and mental health.

You are not just suffering from this pain because of its physical being, but you also feel discomfort in your mind. Since yoga aims to involve all of yourself, when you practice it, you are influencing all aspects of your person: vital, mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. It teaches you how to face and handle these situations and show you how to relax, energize, remodel and strengthen your body and psyche.

Our minds are the most important instrument we have and if you start working on your mind, you will notice the benefits also on your physical health.

It improves your sleep’s quality

When working remotely, you may not always have the chance to go out and get some fresh air. All it depends on the day: sometimes you may have time, some days could be busier. However, it is important that you remain active and move.

We all know what happens when you don’t go out: you are bored, in a bad mood, unkind with the people that live with you and, in general, you don’t feel well.

This also affects your way of sleeping. Have you ever noticed that when you don’t move all day, you can’t fall asleep during the night? Well, yoga can support also in this situation.

As remote workers, you may remain all day at home, but if you take at least 30 minutes, at the end of the day you will feel more in peace with yourself. Your general mind will be serene, and your sleep will benefit from it.

What are you waiting for? Go and do yoga!

By Silvia SALA