In our fast-moving world of laptops and smartphones, we are constantly plugged in. As we fight the stress of deadlines and work pressure, the need for mindfulness is of utmost importance.
A recent review of 73 published studies of worksite health promotion programs in the American Journal of Health estimates an average of $3.50 to $1.00 savings to cost ratio in reduced absenteeism and healthcare costs. There is scientifically supported evidence that as little as one corporate yoga session a week brings about noted changes in employee behavior by helping them manage stress better, enhance clarity and creative thinking, improve communication skills, cultivate leadership and teamwork, and increase overall effectiveness in the workplace.
Evaluation of worksite health promotion economic return studies in The Art of Health Promotion evidence further specific benefits to companies incorporating on-site yoga: an average of 28% reduction in sick leaves and absenteeism, 26% in healthcare savings leading to lower insurance premiums and 30% reduction in workers’ compensation and disability management costs.
Additional non-quantifiable benefits include fostering a positive and supportive corporate culture, engendering teamwork and a positive company self-image, as well as tangibly demonstrating the company's commitment to its employees' physical and psychological well-being and health.