A recent headline at Time Magazine boldly states that, “Yoga Is Sweeping The Workplace.” Why you ask? Because yoga not only helps stressed out employees feel fit, relaxed, confident and happy, yoga is a great workplace boost for productivity and presenteeism.
One way to get your employee off Facebook and focused on the task at hand? Get them moving and breathing!
Time Magazine said that in a new study conducted by the CDC and 85,000 adults in the United States, yoga in the workforce nearly doubled in 2 years from 6 percent to 11 percent. Interest in meditation also increased from 8 perfect to 9.9 percent.
“Our finding of high and increasing rates of exposure to mindfulness practices among U.S. workers is encouraging,” wrote the CDC. “Approximately 1 in 7 workers report engagement in some form of mindfulness-based activity, and these individuals can bring awareness of the benefit of such practices into the workplace.”
Other benefits of yoga or meditation in the workplace:
- lowered stress
- lowered blood pressure
- better ability to focus
- calmer moods
- increased immune system
- better productivity
And so much more! If you’re interested in bringing Wellnest to your office, business or organization, we have teachers of all modalities who want to bring health and mindfulness to your business. Just contact our CEO, Eron, at firstname.lastname@example.org.