You may think that meditation is just for orange-robed monks. In fact, studies show that meditation is quite helpful for stressed out employees. Inc describes some of the most recent studies showing how meditation and yoga help reduce stress:
The research assigned 239 employees to either weekly yoga practice, mindfulness meditation, or a control group. “After 12 weeks, participants in both programs had significantly lower stress, as well as reduced difficulties in sleeping, whereas the control participants did not,” reports The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog.
The meditation and yoga also had measurable biological effects. “Those participants who had been through the intervention had better outcomes, in terms of heart rhythm coherence, a measure of autonomic balance linked to better functioning,” according to BPS. To achieve these results, the participants spent just one hour a week with their new stress reduction practice.
Full story at Inc.
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