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yoga in the workplace
yoga and stress/injury
yoga in the news
On Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
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yoga in the workplace:
deep breathing and relaxation employees get from yoga help
them to be more focused. When they go back to work, they're
in a position to make better decisions."
Bill Doyle, HBO Employee, Health and Fitness Director
is a hard working, fast-paced environment. We were lucky to
find an experienced yoga instructor who was
willing to work with our schedules and teach at our offices.
The convenience of the classes and interest from the employees
was overwhelming. The benefit employees get from yoga helps
improve their focus and overall productivity allowing them
to make better decisions. These classes have changed the outlook
of the individuals and the company as a whole."
Fitzgerald, PharmData, Inc., Vice President, Operations
years I wanted to participate in a yoga class but there were
never enough hours in the day. Being able to participate
in class during my workday has increased my overall productivity
as well as my energy level. Class is the stress reliever
that had been needed for some time. I enjoy working in an
environment where the company is concerned about my overall
well being. After attending class you can't help being stress
free and feeling confident to meet any challenges that may
come your way."
Volunteer Coordinator- AUM, WACS
have a yoga class for the teachers
at my school every week. Each participant has learned how
to incorporate yoga practices into their lives for stress
release, muscle tone and balance, and for overall mental
and physical well-being. Our weekly class has been something
to which we all look forward."
Suzie Moss-High, Teacher, Adobe Bluffs Elementary
"My first yoga class at work left my muscles warm and my mind refreshed.
I returned to my job with what felt like an entirely new body. Though I participate
in various sports, I have never experienced anything as physically and mentally
stimulating as yoga. I discovered that yoga is an activity that doesn't just
stop at the end of a lesson. The focus and energy from the class carries over
into the rest of the workday. "
Elizabeth E. Weber, BD Biosciences Pharmingen
yoga and stress-related injuries:
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction:
"Yoga in conjunction with meditation can indeed lower stress and improve
Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Mass. Medical
"A yoga-based regimen is more effective than wrist splinting in relieving
some symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome."
Journal of American Medical Association, 1998
"Many doctors now prescribe yoga for patients suffering from heart disease,
arthritis, or diabetes. Imagine what it can do for people whose biggest complaint
is stress headaches."
US News and World Report, 1997
"The bottom line is that yoga is an exercise that is food for the heart."
Dr. Noel Bairey Merz; Medical Director Cardiac Center at
Medical Center, Los Angeles
yoga in the news:
million Americans include some form of yoga in their fitness
regimen-twice as many as did five years ago."
best part of yoga is that it doesn't end with class. What you
learn through yoga readily transfers to other aspects of life."
Sandra Uyterhoeven, Columnist, HR Today
"The Stress Reduction Program became
my lifeline - It literally saved my life. One can find peace and calm in the middle of chaos and
"The techniques I learned, particularly meditation, have proven so powerful and helpful..."
"I never thought once I started living in constant pain that I would ever be able to have peace of mind and enjoy life again. Thank you for proving me wrong."
"I became aware that when I was acting on impulse, I could stop and not just react. It changed my life."
"Thanks UMass, for one of the best gifts I've ever received...Real tools for a healthy, vibrant, mindful life."
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