Mindfulness and Meditation in the Workplace
Meditation is gaining traction as one of the best ways to increase the overall well-being of an employee. Many people are now exposed to higher degrees of mental demands throughout their work day. Combine work pressures with personal demands, many just aren’t coping with the stress.
Many have tried to meditate before, it’s just one of those things that we should do, but we don’t. The biggest reason we hear, other than “no time,” is; “meditation is too hard; my mind is too busy.”
Many people believe the mind needs to “stop thinking” during a meditation and the person must sit in complete stillness. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, we do want to limit the thoughts, however this takes time and is a skill that can only be developed.
Instead meditation should be more seen as the time to give the overworking mind a rest, to allow it some space from the constant thinking, problem solving and inside chatter that occurs during the 60-70,000 thoughts we process daily.
Today’s working world
As a society we are working longer hours, managing never-ending cycles including project deadlines, presentations, overflowing email inboxes and challenging co-workers and/or hierarchy. The workplace has become a place of high stress and people are struggling with their mental health.
What we love about delivering meditation is it’s accessible to everyone. When we compare common stress relieving activities like fitness, employees must leave the office, then on return need to have a shower before returning to work. For many, this is seen as “too difficult.” With meditation, everyone can participate regardless of their health and fitness. Making it the most accessible and sustainable practice.
What do we do?
Bodhi Yoga has been working with corporate companies across Brisbane to help keep employees accountable to a regular meditation practice.
Stress is the no. 1 epidemic of our civilization. Indirectly or directly, it’s related to things like insomnia, anxiety, fear, but also cardiovascular illness, inflammation in the body, heart disease and autoimmune illnesses. Many kinds of cancer are connected directly or indirectly to inflammation in the body. Meditation is a very effective way to start tackling this problem, this epidemic of stress.
– Deepak Chopra
The benefits of meditation are endless, here’s just a few:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Cultivate inner peace and harmony
- Improve emotional health
- Enhance self-awareness
- Lengthen attention span
- Connect with oneself
- Help to fight addictions
- Become more empathetic
We recommend beginning with our 30 minute Breath and Mindfulness Meditation Session. This helps to introduce the concept to many new comers to meditation.
We have variety of ongoing meditation programs that can be as short as 20 minutes and up to 90 minutes depending on the needs of the group.
Get in contact today on 3876 4781 to learn more or download our Corporate Yoga & Meditation – Information Pack today.