Yoga and Meditation as Stress Management at Work
Many people view their
work as a stress-related condition.
average workweek has increased to 50 hours per week. This means that the average employee assumes
more and more responsibilities and is dealing with unprecedented challenges. All of this can lead to
an alarming amount of potential stress in our lives.
impacts our work environment by:
productivity and morale
injury and turnover
Yoga and Meditation can help!
Employers want to keep staff motivated and energized,
reduce turnover and increase productivity. Many Human Resources
executives and health care professionals are finding that the benefits
of yoga, a 5000 year-old practice, help prevent unnecessary expenses
due to sick leave, injuries, low productivity and stress among employees.
Yoga is a mind/body practice that improves strength and flexibility,
builds concentration, and reduces mental and physical stress
and tension. In addition, yoga is known to eradicate
fatigue and generate energy, all of
which lead to increased productivity and
East Bay Yoga designs convenient, on-site classes that give
your employees the opportunity to rejuvenate and relax before
or after work, or during their lunch hour. All you need to provide
is a space in which to conduct classes (cafeteria, gymnasium,
conference room, large office, etc.).
Regular ongoing classes run from 60 minutes
at lunchtime to up to 90 minutes before or after work.
Workshops run from 60 minutes to full-day seminars:
Stress Management – mindfulness-based
techniques enliven your experience of every moment
- Chair Yoga – learn
simple tools to bring to your desk - more revitalizing than
a coffee break!
a Home Practice – for
- Gentle Yoga – for
those with physical limitations
Series – a
4, 6 or 8-week course that offers a deeper focus on all of
the practices, giving employees a complete introduction,
with time for personal attention
the sleeping parts of yourself and your employees – at
work and beyond. Add the benefits of yoga to your work/life balance.
uses or has used Yoga at work?
organizations have incorporated Yoga into their stress reduction
and corporate wellness programs. Here are just a few names
you may recognize:
Sony Music Reebok
US Dept. of Justice