June 06, 2018
Yoga and Meditation at work for stress managements is a proven strategy to work, and has been researched extensively over the years.
Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has commissioned an annual nationwide survey called “Stress in America” as part of its Mind/Body Health campaign to examine the state of stress across the country and understand its impact.
The survey measures attitudes and perceptions of stress among the public and leading sources of stress, common behaviours used to manage stress and the impact of stress on our lives. The survey draws attention to the serious physical and emotional implications of stress and the inextricable link between mind and body.
Results of yoga and meditation practices for stress management.
Yoga Meditation and Cerebral Blood Flow
CBF of long-term meditators was significantly higher (p< .05) compared to non-meditators in the prefrontal cortex, parietal cortex, thalamus, putamen, caudate, and midbrain
...The observed changes...appear in structures that underlie the attention network and also those that relate to emotion and autonomic function.From: Cerebral blood flow differences between long-term meditators and non-meditators, Newberg AB, Wintering N, Waldman MR, Amen D, Khalsa DS, Alavi A. Conscious Cognition, 19:899-905, 2010.
Other studies on yoga and meditation:
Yogi Bhajan sums up perfectly the benefits of yoga for stress management: “Yoga teaches you the techniques and awareness to stay healthy. You gain strong immune, glandular and nervous systems. This foundation gives you energy and lets you deal with the mental and spiritual facets of your life.”
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