Avoid workplace burnout by focusing on wellness

Take up yoga to achieve the optimum work/life balance.

‘Productivity’ is a buzzword across many boardrooms in Britain with company directors and business owners striving to get results. But all too often the pressure of this falls on employees being pushed to deliver, often at the expense of job satisfaction and mental burnout. The workplace can be stressful, but you can balance wellbeing with work performance by integrating wellness. One Milton Keynes business passionate about the proven stressbusting and productivity-boosting benefits of wellness is Whitespace Yoga & Wellbeing Studio, based in Stony Stratford.

The wellbeing studio specialises in yoga, pilates and mindfulness meditation which all provide the tools to face stress with a calm and steady mindset. Calming yoga and mindfulness meditation practices help to slow down the heart rate, encouraging relaxation which lowers blood pressure and eases respiration.

Deborah Berryman, Yoga Teacher and Studio Director said: “The mind and body are intrinsically linked, so when we’re under stress, we hold more tension in the body which builds up throughout the day. Hormones are released that trigger our ‘fight or flight’ response which, with repeated exposure, starts to affect our mental health, undermines performance and focus, and disrupts our quality of sleep.”

“Yoga is a simple but powerful technique. It helps to ‘shift’ this tension, rebalance hormones and bring us back to a state of balance, making us more resilient when those recurring stress triggers pop up.”Yoga’s not just for young, flexible women turning themselves into pretzels, or a bunch of old ladies sitting around breathing and gazing at their navels. Yoga is a practice for both men and women which focuses on creating balance in the body by developing both strength and flexibility. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, increase strength, or calm your mind to improve sleep, you’ll be joining the millions of people all over the world who have significantly improved their lives with a regular yoga practice. Give yoga, mindfulness or pilates a whirl to really feel the benefits for yourself with Whitespace’s Intro Offer of 14 days unlimited classes for £20! With over 50 classes to suit all levels each week - and offering classes you can do on the way home from work - there’s plenty to choose from.

Whitespace Studio offer discounts as part of corporate wellbeing packages, as well as

bespoke onsite wellbeing classes. Find out more on whitespacestudio.co.uk or contact

the team on 01908 566610.