A spot of yoga at the office? Work is turning into one hell of a ...

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A spot of yoga at the office? Work is turning into one hell of a workout

The blurring of the lines between work and exercise is a godsend, say employees and employers

Charlotte Lytton

Once a month, in a conference room on one of the 11 floors of Google’s London office, you will find 25 executives lying on their backs, eye masks on, drifting off to the sounds from a selection of gongs or crystal bowls.

This isn’t a one-off transplanted from the green-juice hinterlands of its Silicon Valley HQ, but symptomatic of the ever-blurring line between work and wellness, where businesses are racing to expand their physical and mental health offerings to employees.

In the two years since Laura Franses, who previously worked in investing at Channel 4 in the UK, set up Crystal Sound Lounge, things have “definitely changed” from the days of one broken treadmill in the basement constituting the work gym...

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