What is Meditation?
Simply put, Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm, and stable state.
Meditation isn’t about becoming a different or a new person. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment.
“Meditation more than anything in my life – was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had.” – Ray Dalio ( Bridgewater associates founder)
“I am very interested in keeping a clear head. So, I enjoy meditation” – Marc Benioff( Co-founder & CEO Salesforce)
“It has helped me not to have highs and lows, accept my shortcomings and learn to live with equanimity even when things do not go my way.” – Anu Aga (Ex Thermax Chairperson, MP)
Importance Of Meditation?
Meditation helps in enhancing the following:
Meditation also shows practical benefits in businesses.
Below are some research outcomes reported by Golbie Kamarei, who is a meditation coach to fortune 500 companies in the United States:
91 percent reported it positively impacted the culture
88 percent would recommend it to a coworker
66 percent said they felt less stress or had improved stress-management capabilities
63 percent are better able to manage themselves at work
60 percent reported increased focus and better decision-making skills
52 percent can better manage work relationships
46 percent reported increased innovation and creativity
Following are some companies that have introduced meditation in their workplace:
Apple – Steve Jobs introduced the concept of ‘mind technology’. Workers have access to meditation and are allowed a 30 mins meditation break.
Google – Introduced meditation for all its employees under the program name- ‘search inside yourself. Gave access to everyone with free meditation workshops and allotted time every day to do so.
Yahoo- offers meditation rooms and free meditation classes for employees to benefit from and reduce stress while at work.
Proctor & Gamble- Installed meditation spaces in P&G’s corporate buildings. CEO quotes, “You cannot out-work a problem, you have to out-meditation it.”
Other companies include Nike, HBO, and many more.
There is only one right way to solve a Rubix cube and a million ways to mess it up!
Meditation only takes as little as five minutes a day, but the benefits that it delivers are stepping stones that contribute to positive employee mental health and that’s the most important thing.
Meditation is tried and tested by the industry biggies, what are you waiting for?
Companies are facing new and different challenges every day. We are currently in the middle of a global pandemic, the stress levels are at an all-time high. And sadly, that’s not the only problem organizations are facing. Employee retention, increased regulations, global competition, market value uncertainty, and many other factors create a sense of heaviness in the business world. Employees and employers have to tackle these problems every day, and to help with that meditation plays an important role.
Practical benefits in businesses:
Help find a sense of meaning
Meditation can improve cognition.
Group meditation can lead to better collaboration.
Meditation can boost memory.
Meditation can curb emotional reactions.
Meditation can improve productivity
Improves listening and decision-making
Meditation can increase the productivity of your employees
Can improve teamwork
Improves employee satisfaction
Improves retention rate
How to meditate?
Team Shoonyas practices a very innovative yet simplistic technique for meditation. This technique has been tried and tested on people with various age groups, having different personal and professional backgrounds.
Below are some testimonies :
“Felt a strange kind of calmness within me”- CA professional from Pune
“Can feel my mind being more settled” – Finance professional from Mumbai “Certain that meditation will help me stay calm, focused and motivated” – Senior IT professional from Bangalore
Help us help you find your balance, purpose, and peace. Contact us to learn the meditation technique.