WORK QUICKER, BETTER & REDUCE WORK STRESS
The reason I started practicing yoga was initially, like many people, for relaxation - some relief after a hectic day at work. It became like a mini daily holiday; time out to process, reconnect and rinse out the day. I always left the studio feeling calm, relaxed & reset, this probably explains why the studios are always so busy on a Monday evening! I definitely felt more relaxed but I was also surprised by how much my performance improved at work. My concentration & focus increased, which meant my days were more efficient & productive, meaning less late nights in the office.
WHAT THE RESEARCHERS ARE SAYING…
The connection between yoga practice & mental well-being is well documented & scientists are digging deeper into how yoga affects us mentally & physically.
researchers from University of Illinois found that after a yoga class, practitioners were able to complete mental challenges faster than they did after going for a jog or walk.
IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY & MORALE…
More & more companies are offering yoga & meditation to employees, including Ford, Google, Goldman Sachs & Aetna. New York Times writer David Gelles reports on the benefits yoga & meditation had on the business Aetna. It estimates a saving of $2,000 (£1,475) a head in healthcare costs and a gain of $3,000 a head in productivity as a result.
Employees felt less stressed, were sleeping better & felt a reduction in pain. Also participants gained on average 62 minutes per week of productivity, which Aetna estimates is worth $3,000 per employee per year.
Businesses are using meditation & yoga within their firms, as employees are more present minded, less prone to make rash decisions, and generally nicer people to work with.
If you’d like to connect with your team through an online group yoga class, send me a message to organise a free taster class.
Look forward to seeing you on the mat!
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