Sitting for long periods of time whether at a desk, at a work bench or over an easel is not the most natural position for humans to stay in for sustained periods of time.

Sick leave costs UK businesses £29 billion per year, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimating that 130m working days were lost due to sickness in the UK in 2014 alone. The most common reason for time off work remains coughs, colds and flu but the greatest amount of time off is due to musculoskeletal problems such as back and neck pain.

A regular yoga practice offers countless benefits for anyone living a sedentary lifestyle.

The physical practice of yoga can improve your posture, strength and mobility. As well as offering relief on the pressure and compression put on the neck and spine when seated at a desk for long periods of time, the practice can also help alleviate the symptoms of RSI (repetitive strain injury) and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome from the over-use of computers.

As well as the physical health benefits, yoga can also help to reduce mental stress and tension, and improve focus and concentration.

All you need is a space to fit one mat per person (average mat sizes are approx. 68 x 24 inches). And that’s it! No fancy equipment or set-up required. Group class numbers can vary from 2 to 20 students in size.

“Every week we clear the reception area after work and Susanne converts it into our very own pop-up studio. After a busy day at the desk and in meetings, there is nothing better than taking some time to reconnect, breathe and flow. Susanne’s style is calm, but strong, and incredibly energising. She has turned many of the team who had been too shy to go to a class, into yoga disciples. I couldn’t recommend Susanne more highly.”
~ Elin de Zoete – PR & Lobbying Agency PLMR, Westminster