A study done by University of Bristol researchers found that employees who exercised before or during work hours were better equipped to handle whatever challenges they had to face that day. It also found that their general mood improved on days they worked out and were less calm on days they did not.
Leading companies such Google, Apple and Forbes have introduced stretching and meditation into their corporate wellness programs and noticed major benefits, such as increased productivity and increased employees’ motivation, just to mention a few.
Benefits of Meditation and Stretching
Stretching can relieve tensions or pains in your body; it also helps to increase the blood flow and energizes your body reducing fatigue.
Meditation increases focus on the present, reduces stress and anxiety with the effect of improving communication and decreasing conflicts in the workplace.
At Jambar we have crafted a wonderful 1-hour-program that encompass both disciplines:
- We start our sessions with some simple and easy to follow stretching and breathing exercises to help the participants to relax and reach a state of calmness, reducing potential nervousness, distraction, anxiety, anger or stress.
- Then it will be time to sit back, close the eyes and relax and only focus on the soothing music and calming voice of our professional facilitator that will safely guide the participants through a pleasant imaginary journey inviting them to reflect on positive thoughts and mindset and overall feeling of wellness.
- We conclude this memorable session inviting the participants to appreciate each other and share their experiences, but only if they wish to do so.
Companies that have introduced these programs have already noticed a dramatic boost in productivity as a consequence of the improvement of their staff holistic health. Here are just a few areas of the benefits that Meditation & Stretching can bring to you and your employees:
Manage anxiety and depression
Improve Creativity and Problem Solving
The bottom line is that Stretching and Meditation can help to create healthy, less-stressed and motivated employees who are more productive and cost-effective for organisations. Encouraging employees to take just 10 minutes during work hours to practice some simple stretches or breathing exercises at their desk can help tremendously to improve their general health.