Why Some Of The West’s Biggest Companies Are Embracing Yoga/Meditation

It may not surprise you that California-based Google has a mindfulness meditation program called Search Inside Yourself. Perhaps more surprising though  is that companies such as General Mills, Aetna and Target also offer workplace programs featuring yoga and meditation.   In fact, General Mills’ longstanding program was championed by non other than their Deputy General Counsel, Janice Marturano, while she was the company’s lead liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Check out this recent article in the  Financial Times to read about the benefits companies are reaping from yoga and meditation programs, including how Aetna used yoga to reduce stress levels in employees and healthcare costs significantly and how Leadership Excellence Magazine ranked General Mills 1st in developing leaders in 2011.

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