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How old is Yoga?

No one knows exactly how old yoga is. The oldest archeological evidence of yoga's existence are some stone carvings portraying figures in different yoga poses that were foind in the Indus Valley, on the border between Pakistan and India. The findings are estimated to come from around 3000 BC. Yoga was fist mentioned in the Vedas, a collection of writings from around 2500 BC.

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Quick and simple Office Stretches

Stretching – Many people underestimate the benefits of stretching especially to the office workers who sit at their chair all day long. Here is the list of quick and simple stretches that will help you keep your body fit and fine. I am sure you will need this to be more productive and more positive in your office environment.

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Office Yoga Is Good for the Company's Bottom Line

Recently, the head of a department at a large international cosmetics line contacted my office yoga company. She was looking to hire new talent in her New York City office, and in this competitive market, what interested her the most about office yoga was its ability to set her company apart from competitors. More often, companies are seeing perks like yoga, meditation, and nap rooms as a worthy investment.

Recently, I've seen a huge increase in companies seeking to bring yoga into the office purely for attracting and retaining new employees. Employee retention can be a huge part of a company's success. Finding and training new employees is an expensive task, and once you've found the perfect fit for a position in your company, it's a big loss if they leave.

Perks like yoga, meditation, and naps can attract harder-to-find employees, like software developers and other competitive talent with multiple offers. Beyond that, these perks have real value, and studies show that yogameditation, and sleepmeasurably increase happiness. Companies are recognizing the financial benefits of offering these services.

In addition, companies are starting to recognize the value of happiness amongst their staff. When you are happy, you are more productive, healthier, and more likely to stay in your job. This study shows how happiness and productivity are correlated. By offering a very small fraction of the workday to practice balance and mindfulness, companies are investing in employee's happiness, and so much more. What a great way to increase your company's profits and improve the bottom line.

(This Article was published in Huffingtonpost.com on Nov 20th)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-coles/office-yoga-is-good-for-t_b_6185512.html

 

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