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Yoga at Work

Mental health conditions (anxiety, depression, chronic stress) generate more than $104 billion in direct costs in addition to a rise in disability claims and lost productivity.

~WHO Report 2004

~217  million days of work are lost annually due to productivity decline related to mental health conditions.

~Surgeon General Report

Studies conducted in the corporate environment have shown that implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) & yoga programs help to:

  • reduce perceived stress
  • increase productivity
  • reduce presentee-ism & absenteeism
  • improve emotional & mental health
  • reduce disability claims
  • improve sleep quality
  • lower blood pressure
  • reduce heart rate variability (HRV)

“..MBSR & yoga programs may provide viable & effective interventions to target high stress levels, sleep quality & autonomic balance in employees…. all 3 mind-body interventions showed significant improvements in perceived stress, sleep quality & heart rate variability… “

Wolever 2012
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