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Meditation for companies is a modern breakthrough. Many companies, especially in the USA, but also in Italy, now opt to invest part of their budget in schemes where employees are given time and space for physical and psychological relaxation. These tend to focus on yoga and meditation, as numerous scientific studies have shown them to be particularly effective. The most notable research on these matters has been conducted by the American scientist Herbert Benson in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School and his own Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.
The reasons are mainly cultural. David Gelles, the New York Times journalist and author of the book “Mindful Work” points out that in the past our society has been influenced by the beat culture, the hippy phenomenon and oriental mysticism.
Over the years the eastern and western worlds have begun to interact and share their knowledge. So, today, we can benefit from techniques that are thousands of years old and which offer new, effective and alternative ways to solve our problems.
Excessive stress, a lack of mental lucidity, physical exhaustion and burn-out are all potential side-effects of company life, especially for people in positions of responsibility.
Meditation in the workplace has been so successful that it has even been adopted by the British National Institute for Health (NICE) to treat pathologies like depression.
Using these techniques boosts the well-being of both the company and the individual. It gives employees the tools they need to face challenges successfully and ensures that company team members are healthy, motivated and satisfied.
It boosts the efficacy and productivity of management teams
Younger managers learn to face challenges more efficiently than they did in the past
Groups have time to share experiences on a wide range of issues, which helps reinforce the team’s cohesion
Possessing purely technical know-how is no longer enough for today’s complex world where a greater skill range is required
Today, companies need to reach out to the communities around them in a way that is more direct and authentic
Y-C offers both group and individual company yoga and meditation sessions.
Group sessions last half or a whole a day and are organised in tailor-made programmes lasting for 2-6 sessions held at monthly intervals.
3-11 minutes daily practice to be performed alone. Rules for starting and performing exercises easily and effectively.
Sharing any feed-back is useful to deepen the experience and get out the most from it.
Yogic principles and down-to-earth Yogic teachings. How and why these exercises work on the systems and help achieve results.
Short sets of exercises that involve breath, movements &postures, mantra, focus.
Y-C’s programmes are specifically designed for business men and women and are communicated in terms that people are familiar with
Each exercise is designed to meet specific results that are useful for business people.
The exercises do not involve stretching and are in no way dangerous for people not used to doing sports
Practice areas must be provided by the company, which means any normal meeting room as no special facilities are needed
All the exercises can be done either sitting or standing in an office, and wearing normal clothes